Police in Raigarh District in Chhattisgarh will hand out more than 14 lakh masks to people on Monday during Raksha Bandhan, to urge the public to make efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
As part of the campaign, titled Ek Rakshasutra Mask ka (a chain of security mask), police, with the support of volunteers, will offer masks to people in every neighborhood of Raigarh police station, a senior official said on Sunday. responsible.
“From the start of the coronavirus outbreak in March, police in Raigarh have carried out several awareness campaigns to raise awareness about the viral infection. The district has witnessed a surge of cases in the past month.” ,
Raigarh Police Superintendent Santosh Singh told PTI.
“In view of the current situation, we have decided to take the initiative on Raksha Bandhan, celebrated as the bond of protection, since a mask is also a tool for the safety of people,” he said.
As of Saturday, Raigarh has reported 223 cases of COVID-19 and among them, nearly 100 have been revealed in the past month.
As part of the campaign, the goal is to distribute around 14.5 lakh masks door-to-door in each police station area on Monday with the support of the local population, Singh said.
We called on social and non-governmental actors
organizations to support the police in the cause, and help with the distribution of masks in their localities while respecting all the precautionary protocols, ”he said.
People can also click on images while handing out masks in their area and share them with police on social media platforms, he said.
On this “Raksha Bandhan”, the police also urged people to enjoy the festival at their homes and give themselves masks as gifts, he added.
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