Shillong, Mar 19: Meghalaya Assembly Speaker MetbahLyngdoh has urged members of the house, officials and media personnel present in the August House to stand as one to fight against COVID-19.
“As of March 2020, the outbreak of Corona virus disease (COVID-19) has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, and the virus has spread around many countries and territories and has been described as a pandemic by the World Health Organization,” he said in the Assembly.
The speaker urged all members to spread awareness about the virus among fellow citizens. He said that unprecedented steps have to be taken to protect the people of the State from the spread of this disease.
“Education can encourage all of us to become advocates for disease prevention at home, at work and in the community,” the speaker asserted.
While this virus continues to spread, the speaker said that it is important that the government and the legislators take action to prevent further transmission, reduce the impacts of the outbreak and support control measures, “These measures are the only solution to prevent the entry and spread of COVID-19,” he added.