Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma on Monday said the government is trying to look into the different aspects of the COVID-19 protocols in order to strike a balance between safety and security of the citizens and people coming into the state.
After chairing a review meeting, Sangma told reporters that the government will take a call on the matter after the puja celebrations.
“Lots of detailed discussion went into it and we will take a call on the matter post puja celebrations on how we can strike a balance between safety and security of the citizens and at the same time minimizing the inconvenience that is caused to the people coming into the state,” he said.
With regards to reopening of schools and educational institutions in the state, the chief minister however said that the government is yet to take any decision on the matter since it is a very sensitive issue relating to safety of the children, their families including elderly members.
“Children obviously connect with their grandparents…so all these aspects need to be looked into and it is not simple,” he said.
Stating that safety and security has always been the priority of his government, Sangma said, “We will ensure we do not risk when it comes to the safety and security of our citizens.”