Updated: August 2, 2020 5:53:01 pm
Police in Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh district will distribute over 14 lakh face masks to folks on the event of Raksha Bandhan on Monday, to induce the general public to make efforts in direction of containing the unfold of COVID-19.
As a part of the drive, titled Ek Rakshasutra Mask ka (one security string of masks), the police with the help of volunteers will supply masks to folks in each police station space of Raigarh, a senior official mentioned on Sunday.
“Right from when the coronavirus outbreak started in March, the Raigarh police have been working a number of consciousness campaigns to sensitise folks in regards to the viral an infection. The district witnessed a spurt in instances within the final one month,” Raigarh Superintendent of Police Santosh Singh informed PTI.
“In view of the current state of affairs, we determined to take up the initiative on Raksha Bandhan, celebrated because the bond of safety, since a masks can be a software for the protection of individuals,” he mentioned.
Till Saturday, Raigarh reported 223 COVID-19 instances and out of those, almost 100 got here to gentle within the final one month. Under the drive, the goal is to distribute round 14.5 lakh masks door-to-door in every police station space on Monday with the help of native folks, Singh mentioned.
“We have appealed to social and non-government organisations to help the police within the trigger, and assist in the distribution of masks of their localities whereas complying with all of the precautionary protocols,” he mentioned.
People may click on footage whereas distributing masks of their space and share it with police on social media platforms, he mentioned.
On this ‘Raksha Bandhan’, the police even have urged folks to benefit from the pageant at residence and supply masks as items to one another, he added.
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