SRINAGAR, JULY 16: In view of the rising cases of covid-19, the Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta today appealed the people of J&K to take the necessary precautions and be safe. He observed that it is better to take preventive measures than taking risk of getting affected by the disease.
Dr Mehta impressed that it is time to renew our efforts to contain this contagious virus from spreading again. He stated that there is a little surge in covid positive cases but the mortality fortunately very low.
Under these circumstances he enjoined upon all to enforce mandatory SoPs like wearing of face masks, use of hand sanitisers etc. He advised them to take precautions and be careful in public places for the general good of all of them.
The Chief Secretary also encouraged the people to take the precautionary dose whoever is eligible. He made out that it is the mass vaccination that has saved human lives last time and this time again people should show prudence by taking the free booster doses for their safety and well being.
Dr Mehta also directed the concerned to commence an IEC campaign and create awareness among masses. He asked them to be vigilant and ensure that the virus do not spread uncontrollably. He asked them to monitor the situation constantly and take measures simultaneously.
He also showed confidence that last time our performance was efficient as we didn’t let the situation to take an ugly turn. He exuded hope that this time we together would better that record by playing our respective roles by being responsible and careful.