Ravi briefs Kovind, Naidu on Covid-19
Dimapur, April 3 (EMN): Governor RN Ravi on Friday briefed President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on the status of coronavirus-related situation in Nagaland, according to a Raj Bhavan statement.
The briefing was a part of discussions the president and the vice president had held with the governors, lieutenant governors and administrators of states and Union Territories, it informed.
“The president expressed concern over two incidents, the gathering of migrant workers in Anand Vihar and congregation of Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin, both in Delhi, that caused a setback to the efforts. The president also expressed concern over sporadic attacks on the health workers and police personnel in some parts of the country.
“He whole-heartedly endorsed the prime minister’s appeal today to all citizens to observe the collective solidarity of the people against the pandemic at 9 pm on April 5. He also urged the people to celebrate the forthcoming festivals at their homes only,” read the statement.
Ravi informed the president that the lockdown in Nagaland ‘is near total with popular support’. He also highlighted that the health workers were doing their best with the available resources.
“The Governor praised the religious leaders for encouraging the people in observing social distance, crucial to containing the spread of the pandemic,” it added.