Collective responsibility must to curb pandemic: Speaker

STAFF REPORTER
IMPHAL, 2nd Aug: Expressing concern that the Covid-19 situation in the state is edging towards community transmission, Manipur Legislative Assembly speaker Yumnam Khemchand has remarked that the government alone cannot prevent such transmission and urged people for taking collective responsibility in this regard.
He made the statement on the sidelines of closing event of the first community quarantine centre (CQC) set up at Manipur College in Singjamei AC on Sunday.
Speaking as chief guest, Khemchand said that China, from where the virus had originated is now almost Covid free. Thus, to achieve a similar feat in the state, “we have to stay vigilant and strictly follow the precautionary measures, apart from taking steps to boost our immune system.”
Khemchand further said that majority of the CQCs in the state have begun shutting down as per government orders. However, the CQC in Singjamei AC had been functioning till date, earning the reputation as one of the best CQCs in the state. All of these is due to the efforts of the volunteers, he said and appealed to the people to continue extending their support to future activities to curb the spread of the pandemic.
In his speech as one of the guests of honour, Act East Policy Committee, Manipur convener Rk Shivachandra said that the Singjamei CQC has set an example for other QCs in the state. In addition, under the able leadership of Speaker Khemchand, Singjamei AC has become a role model for other constituencies, which is a proud moment for all. Presided over by CQC management committee chairman K Sharat Sharma, the closing function was attended by IMC mayor N Lokeshwar as the other guest of honour.
As part of the closing function, several inmates of the centre who had tested negative were presented with their medical certificates.
Mention may be made here a total of 316 inmates had been quarantined at the CQC of which 312 had returned from other states and 4 from abroad, while 21 of the total inmates belong to other constituencies. No positive case had been reported from the CQC till date.


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