- Urges all the districts to be on alert and make all possible efforts to control spread of the infectious disease
- Mr. Baghel appeals people to abide by COVID rules to prevent spread of infection
Raipur (The States. news)Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel on Monday chaired a high-level emergency meeting of cabinet ministers and senior officials to review Covid-19 situation in the state, at his residence office here. The meeting was organized in the view of surge in number of Covid-19 cases across the state. Chief Minister urged all the districts to be on alert besides instructing the officials concerned to increase the number of daily Covid tests conducted per day. Besides, he also directed to make all necessary arrangements in hospitals and stressed on ensuring strict adherence to COVID safety precautions at all places. He added that we are keeping an eye on the current situation.
Appealing people of the state to strictly abide by all the necessary precautions for protection from coronavirus, he said that all should mandatorily wear face mask when stepping out of home, avoid crowded places and practice social and physical distancing. “We are certainly heading towards the third wave of coronavirus and the number of cases will rise rapidly. The condition can only be controlled by early testing and immediate treatment. Besides, it is the need of hour to avoid mass events and gatherings”, said Mr. Baghel.
The Chief Minister has instructed the officials concerned to submit daily health data; increase the RT-PCR testing at airports and conduct regular screening of people. He asked the district administration to be proactive at their level and make all possible efforts to control spread of the infectious disease. Mr. Baghel asked the officials to complete all the necessary preparations in advance by holding discussions with all the departments. Besides, further discussions will be taken after discussion with various organizations.
The meeting was informed that the restrictions of one-third capacity in social, religious and other gatherings will be continued as per the instructions issued earlier and permission from the collector will be mandatory if the number of people participating in event or programme is above 200. Home Minister Mr. Tamradhwaj Sahu, Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey, Forest Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar, Urban Administration Minister Dr. Shivkumar Dahriya, Chief Secretary Mr. Amitabh Jain, Additional Chief Secretary Mr. Subrat Sahoo, Principal Secretary (Health) Dr. Alok Shukla along with other senior officials attended the meeting.