SHOPIAN: As part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’ campaign and on the directions of District Administration, Shopian, the District Information Centre (DIC), Shopian in collaboration with Health Department today conducted an awareness campaign on COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour (CAB), SOPs at different areas of the district including Main Market, Botapora, Degree College Shopian and adjoining areas.
The awareness campaign was conducted under the supervision of District Information Officer (DIO), Shopian, Showkat Ahmad Khan.
During the Awareness programme, the DIC appealed the general public through loudspeaker to strictly follow SOPs, which include usage of masks, proper hand washing, maintaining social distancing, avoiding gatherings and not venturing out of their homes unnecessarily to save themselves and others from contracting or transmitting viral infection.
The people were urged to wear masks while going out of their homes, keep physical distance and avoid visiting crowded places. Those who had even mild symptoms should undergo COVID-19 test as the District Administration has put in place arrangements to conduct a minimum of required tests a day to ensure early intervention.
At Government Degree College, Shopian, the students got themselves vaccinated for COVID-19, for which a team of doctors was constituted by the Health Department and a huge number of students were administered the vaccination.
Later, various Media persons of Shopian also participated in this Awareness Programme to make the event a great success, keeping in view the emergence of 3rd Wave of Covid-19 Pandemic as predicted by experts.
Masks were also distributed among the common masses on spot found without masks.