The All India Congress Committee (AICC) on 30th March asked its Pradesh Congress Committees (PCCs) to set up control rooms in order to collaborate the party's efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus across India.
The decision came after a meeting of General Secretaries, in-charges, PCC Presidents, CLP leaders and heads of prominent organisations through video conferencing.
"All PCCs are hereby requested to form maximum dedicated Whatsapp groups immediately, adding senior leaders and party functionaries from the state level to the unit level, exclusively for communicating and coordinating the party activities related with the COVID-19 management and lockdown in the states," a circular issued on Monday said.
It further added that the party's ground activities should be in compliance with social distancing and rules regarding lockdown issued by the government as well as health experts.
"Those PCCs who have not set up a control room so far should constitute control rooms immediately in their respective states to coordinate the party activities," the statement said.
A number of Delhi Congress workers have been seen helping the people in need across the country amid the lockdown and distributing food to the poor and needy. They have also arranged for food among people at several hospitals in the city.