Community participation is the way ahead in the fight against COVID-19: DC (SA)

Port Blair, Aug 28: The Deputy Commissioner (SA), Shri Suneel Anchipaka, SP (SA) alongwith Chairman, PBMC, Adhyaksh, ZP (SA) and Ward Councilors and other Officers of the District Administration made visit to various market locations in and around Port Blair area to create awareness among the public and vendors in its bid to curb the spread of COVID-19.

At Ratnam Market and Mohanpura, the team distributed masks to the shop keepers selling groceries, vegetables, fish and chicken. They further interacted with the customers/general public and appealed everyone to wear masks properly and ensure the protocols in order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

At School Line, the street vendors selling vegetables and fruits were also given masks and were made to understand the importance of COVID-19 protocols such as cleanliness, handwash, wearing of masks and social distancing in the effective fight against the spread of the virus.

The District Administration appeals to the public to join hands in this fight against the pandemic. DC (SA) appealed to the public to make sure that the articles they are purchasing from shops and street vendors are clean and properly sanitized and COVID-19 protocols to be adhered by the shopkeepers. Further, DC(SA) requested the elected representatives, Civil Society Organisations, NGOs and other voluntarily groups to actively participate in this fight and ensure two Golden Principles of COVID-19: Wear masks properly and Maintain social distancing/Do gaz ki doori.

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