Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said the rapid surge in the covid cases in the State was a matter of serious concern and all the party workers must ensure to motivate the people to check spread of this virus. Chief Minister was addressing the virtual meeting of BJP workers, here today.Chief Minister said that in the first wave of covid last year the party worker worked tirelessly to provide the people of the State face masks, food packs and hand sanitizers etc. He said that the sharp surge has been witnessed by the State, as there were only 218 cases left in the State on 23rd February this year, but today there were 5005 active cases. He said that as many as 10,690 fresh cases were reported during the last 45 days. He said that all this require strict vigil and precautions to check further spread of the virus.Jai Ram Thakur said that the people must be motivated to get vaccinated and also adopt SoPs issued by the State Government. He said that people must also be motivated to strictly adhere to the limit of guests in social functions such as marriages etc fixed by the State Government.
He said that this would help in containing spread of the virus in a big way.Chief Minister said that the birth anniversary of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar must be celebrated in a befitting manner by adopting all the SoPs of the State Government. He said that steps must be taken to celebrate this occasion in small number by adopting social distancing and ensuring that the gathering does not exceed two hundred.Member of Parliament and President State BJP Suresh Kashyap said that the party worker must actively participate in motivating the people of the State to come forward to vaccinate themselves against the Covid-19 virus.MLA and State In charge Vaccination Committee Kamlesh Kumari said that the ‘Tikka Utsav’ was being celebrated in the State from 11th of this month till 15th April. She said that people must be motivated to go for vaccination as this would help in protecting oneself from this virus.Health Minister Dr. Rajiv Saizal and MPP and Power Minister Sukh Ram Chaudhary were present in the meeting at Shimla with the Chief Minister whereas Ministers, MLAs and Party functionaries joined the meeting virtually.