Renowned personalities support movement against Covid-19
Dimapur, Oct. 9 (EMN): Responding to the prime minister, Narendra Modi’s , call for a public movement to fight Covid-19, several renowned personalities in Nagaland have appealed to the public to maintain “Covid-19 appropriate behaviours” and continue practicing safety basics.
Launching the programme “Jan andalon on Covid appropriate behaviours” on Twitter on October 8, 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 at bringing overall involvement of the public in the Covid war, a PIB report stated on Friday.
Leading the pack from Nagaland, Mercy Tetseo of the famed folk band “Tetseo Sisters” urged the public to continue practicing good hygiene using face mask, wash hands frequently and maintain physical distance. She further wished the people to be safe against the novel coronavirus even as the country slowly comes out of the current lockdown.
Journalist and author Vishü Rita Krocha, who runs a home-based publication called PenThrill, expressed confidence saying, “we will win the fight against the pandemic.” She exhorted everybody to practice “Do gaj ki doori” and safety measures.
A former Miss Nagaland Ruopfuzhano Whiso said 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, asked the people to remember Covid-19 appropriate etiquettes including hand hygiene, wearing of mask and social distancing as the country starts unlocking and as people start coming out.
Arenla Subong of folk fusion band “Abogenesis” stated: “If you care, there is no fear (against coronavirus).” Subong fervently appealed to the public to avoid large gatherings. Another member of the same band, Moa Subong stated that life became a bit difficult in these trying times. Saying that concerted effort of everybody would surely help overcome the pandemic, he urged the people to stay home and move out only when necessary.
Meanwhile, employees of Press Information Bureau (PIB), Kohima, Field Outreach Bureau Kohima and All India Radio Kohima, which are under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, pledged support to ‘Jan Andalon’ and the fight against Covid-19 at their respective office premises.