Adhere to COVID-19 protocols to prevent second wave: Meghalaya Health Minister A L Hek
Meghalaya Health Minister AL Hek, on Monday, urged the public to stay vigilant and to continue following COVID-19 protocols in view of the rising number of cases in the country.
“If people continue to remain complacent, it will lead to a second wave,” Hek said.
“If the situation cannot be controlled, it would leave the State Government with no other choice but to impose lockdown,” he said.
Hek also stated that people had stopped adhering to basic protocols such as social distancing and wearing masks in public.
“We cannot be complacent. I have seen in many public gatherings that people are neither maintaining social distance nor wearing masks, which is very alarming for our state,” he added.
India reported 96,982 fresh COVID-19 cases and 446 related deaths on Monday. The active case tally now stands at 7,88,223.
(Edited by Ridhika Joshi)