Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday addressed the people of the state and greeted them on the start of the Hindu New Year.
In his message, Baghel appealed to the people to remain close to god for getting the strength to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic.
"It is a moment of spending time with the family and by staying at home we will be safe from the threat looming large in a form of Coronavirus,” he said.
Expressing concern for homeless and daily-wage workers , Baghel said he had specially instructed the district collectors to look after them.
He appealed the social and religious organizations, specially the gurudwaras, to feed them by distributing lunch packets instead of organizing ‘langars’.
Baghel also appreciated the efforts of the healthcare staff who are in the frontline of the fight against the infectious disease, in tackling the menace.
“They are working 24X7 and their efforts are worth appreciation,” he said.
Specially appreciating the social awareness of the rural people, the CM, said no one is given entry in the rural areas unless they undergo a complete health checkup.
Regarding the people of the state stranded in other parts of the country, Baghel said they must remain there as coming back would pose a threat of spreading of the decease.
“In case they are facing monetary problem and problem of getting food there, the state government would make all possible efforts to make the arrangements,” he said.