IMPHAL: A COVID-19 awareness drive was conducted by Troops of Assam Rifles under the ageis of IGAR (South) at Awangkasom and Poi villages of Ukhrul district on Friday.
The residents were sensitized about the importance of adherence to the guidelines of COVID-19 in restricting the spread of the virus in the society. The importance of breaking the chain in the spread of the virus was told by means of social distancing, using hand sanitizers and applying face masks, IGAR(S) said in a press release.
In view of the impending Christmas Celebrations and foreseeing arrival of extra populace from other cities, the importance of Home Quarantine was harped upon. Masks and medicines were distributed among the villagers. COVID awareness banners were presented to the village headmen for display at prominent locations in the villages as a constant reminder of the precautionary measures to be taken.
More than 50 villagers participated in the awareness drive. The villagers expressed their gratitude to Assam Rifles for educating and helping out in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and pledged to follow all guidelines, IGAR(S) said.