Covid-19: Preparedness in villages reviewed

[ Pisi Zauing ]
KHARSANG, Apr 11: Kharsang SDO Rakesh Rai convened a meeting here in Changlang district on Saturday to take stock of the preparedness at the village level in view of the nationwide lockdown.
Local MLA Kamlung Mossang, who along with gaon burahs and representatives of youth organizations attended the meeting, advised all to “stay alert and work as a team with frontline workers by staying home and maintaining social distancing in order to remain safe.”
Discussions were held regarding the reopening of the tea-based industries in Kharsang circle which have been closed down since the declaration of the nationwide lockdown.
Tea cultivation is one of the main economic activities in Miao subdivision, and several villagers are dependent on it for their livelihood. Closing down of the tea factories has created hardship for the small tea growers.
The need to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential commodities, LPG and fuel was also discussed.
The SDO appealed to the people not to panic and avoid being misled by fake news circulated on social media.
It was decided that the restriction on the entry of people from Assam will continue at all entry points to the subdivision, except for vehicles engaged in essential services and students who are stranded outside the state.
A similar meeting was also convened by the ADC in Miao. During the meeting, which was attended by GBs, former panchayat leaders and others, it was decided that any person coming to the area would have to undergo 14 days of quarantine.