Guwahati: After several citizens lashed out at Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma for violating COVID-19 protocols, the CM on Tuesday issued a clarification regarding his visit to Assam.
On Monday, CM Sangma visited the state of Assam to attend the swearing ceremony of new chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. Later, the netizens questioned him for his alleged lack of responsibility.
Some said that the chief minister has cancelled an important cabinet meeting to attend Sarma’s swearing-in ceremony, violating all the COVID-19 protocols.
Sangma, taking to his Twitter handle, wrote: “Some people are concerned about me following or rather not following protocols let me assure everyone that protocols apply to all. But we should still be careful and COVID could happen to anyone anytime. Be safe always wear masks and sanitise hands regularly.”
Conrad Sangma was inoculated with both the doses of COVID-19 vaccination on March 12 and April 26, respectively.
On Monday, there were 2,899 active COVID-19 cases in the state of Meghalaya.
On the other hand, former minister and vice-president of National People’s Party (NPP), Arunachal Pradesh Toko Takam succumbed to COVID-19.
Sangma expressed his grief and offered condolences to the former minister and said that, “it’s a huge loss for the NPP”.