Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has reviewed flood situation in the state with the top officials of various other departments in Guwahati.
The Chief Minister directed for ensuring all Covid-19 protocols including social distancing, hand washing, wearing of masks at the flood relief camps so that community spread of COVID-19 cases can be contained during the flood season.
Issuing instruction to Deputy Commissioners to keep soap and water for hand washing, masks for inmates while properly sanitizing the flood relief camps, Mr Sonowal directed district administrations to ensure that no irregularities take place while distributing relief materials.
He also issued directions for releasing of ex-gratia within 48 hours by district administration for those losing life in floods. 2 lakh 72 thousand people are affected due to floods at 11 districts. Nearly 17 thousand people are taking shelter at relief camps at Nalbari, Goalpara and Tinsukia districts.