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Citizens come out in support of public movement against Covid-19

Citizens come out in support of public movement against Covid-19
Employees of Press Information Bureau Kohima taking a pledge in support of the Jan Andalon and the fight against Covid-19.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 10/9/2020 1:54:00 PM IST

 Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for a public movement to fight Covid-19, several renowned personalities of Nagaland have come out to appeal to the public to maintain Covid appropriate behaviours and continue to practice safety basics. 

In a press release, Press Information Bureau (PIB) Kohima stated that launching the programme “Jan Andalon on Covid Appropriate Behaviours” on twitter on October 8, PM Modi appealed to the people of the country to strictly follow the safety measures until a cure for the virus is available. The movement aims to bring overall involvement of the public in the Covid war.

Leading the pack from Nagaland, Mercy Tetseo of the famous folk band “Tetseo Sisters” urged the public to continue practicing good hygiene using face mask, frequent washing of hands and maintaining physical distance. She further wished the people to be safe against coronavirus even as the country slowly comes out of the current lockdown.

Journalist and author Vishu Rita Krocha who runs a home based publication called PenThrill, expressed confidence that we will win the fight against the pandemic. She exhorted everyone to practice “Do gaj ki doori” and safety measures.

A former Miss Nagaland, Ruopfuzhano Whiso said that people need to continue maintaining safety precautions and eat healthy foods during the new normal as pandemic is not yet over.

Alice Yhoshu, president of Kohima Press Club said “As the country starts unlocking and as people starts coming out, let us remember the Covid-19 appropriate etiquettes including hand hygiene, wearing of mask and social distancing”.

Arenla Subong of folk fusion band “Abogenesis” said, “With animated enthusiasm that if you care, there is no fear (against coronavirus)”. Stating we can fight the pandemic together, Arenla appealed the public to avoid large gatherings.

Another member of the same band, Moa Subong stated that life becomes bit difficult in these trying times, but concerted effort of everybody will surely overcome the pandemic. He further urged the people to stay home and move out only when necessary.

Meanwhile, employees of Press Information Bureau Kohima, Field Outreach Bureau Kohima and All India Radio Kohima which are under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting took a pledge in support of the Jan Andalon and the fight against Covid-19 at their respective office premises. 

 

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