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Assam governor appeals to support self-imposed ‘janata curfew’

Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi on March 21 appealed to all residents of the state to support and adhere to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for voluntary observance of a self-imposed janata curfew by all residents on Sunday, March 22 in view of COVID-19 outbreak.

In a message, Mukhi said the global outbreak of COVID- 19, a novel strain of the virus has had a cascading effect on humanity.

The governor urged upon all to stay indoor from 7 am to 9 pm and lend their support to save the country from the scourge of Novel Coronavirus outbreak by containment, control and rollback of the spread of this pandemic.

“In consonance with the request of the prime minister, we should stay at our home and follow social distancing,” the governor said.

He, however, pointed out that “the third phase of the virus outbreak can be prevented or at least delayed only if we strictly follow the advisory given by the Health and Family Welfare Department.”

The governor also said that the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus is a global problem and hence large scale mass awareness is the only viable option for building a deterrent against the virus.

The governor further maintained that with no cure or vaccine being available, social distancing would be the best way to break the chain of infection.

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