Shillong: With the second wave of COVID-19 hitting many parts of the country, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Thursday said the state is well prepared and in a much better position than last year to handle the second wave.

Sangma’s reaction comes a day after a video conference between all chief ministers and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The CM said that the government is prepared for the second wave, but one can’t say how it will come up, it happens in a very strange manner. “We should not be surprised because it is happening in many countries,” said Sangma.

He recalled how last year during the beginning of the pandemic it started in the same format as the current situation.

“That is why the PM had called an urgent meeting yesterday. In the meeting, it was clear that we need to ensure that a similar situation does not repeat itself. We feel that we are better prepared, the predictability is better and all infrastructure are much better, people are more mentally prepared,” added Sangma.

The Chief Minister bragged on how the state is doing better than other states concerning the number of COVID-19 cases.

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