CM to launch ‘Public Movement Against Corona’ on Gandhi Jayanti

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will launch the ‘Public Movement Against Corona’ on Gandhi Jayanti from Albert Hall at 4.30pm. Later the in-charge ministers in their districts will ask people to wear masks, maintain physical distance and avoid crowds from October 3 to prevent them from corona.

Gehlot said, “This campaign has been named as ‘Public Movement’ so that there is maximum participation of the general public. From the State Capital to village to hamlet it should be felt that this is a public movement. Looking to the increasing numbers of corona cases, this movement has been conceived to ensure abiding by the health protocol among the people and that too with the help of people to reduce the infection.”

Officers have been directed to that despite the state-level guidelines they can make changes in the public movement as per the local atmosphere, so that more and more organisations, institutions and people could join.

The Chief Minister said that this is totally a non-political campaign. This campaign will be successful only if public representatives of all political parties, institutions working for social concerns, workers and the general public take part in it. “This campaign is to save the life and livelihood of people of the State,” he added. He directed officers and employees of all the departments to take part and give pace to this movement.

Even the sanitation staff will play an active role in this campaign, informed UDH minister Shanti Dhariwal.

Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma said that expert doctors have asked all people to compulsorily wear masks for a month to control corona infection along with to maintain social distancing and avoid crowds as these are the only weapons to fight the coronavirus. “These things are important to break the chain of spreading of this virus. In this way, we have to keep every person connected to this campaign to follow the rule for the next one month,” he added. Chief Secretary Rajeeva Swarup informed that due to global epidemic related activity the restrictions of model code of conduct will not apply on running this campaign despite the ongoing panchayati raj institutions and municipality elections in various districts of the state.

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