Guwahati, Sep 5(ANI): With numerous cases of swine flu being detected in different parts of northeast, a local football club in Assam's Guwahati city has taken up an initiative to create mass awareness about the deadly H1N1 virus through a football tournament.
In a tournament sponsored by Udyan Kristi Sangha, the Rainbow XI Club played the game wearing facemasks with an aim to create awareness about Swine Flu among the villagers, who have little knowledge about the disease.
"We are wearing mask and playing football to create awareness about swine flu among the villagers, so that they can be vigil and take necessary precautionary measures," said Monoj Basumatary, a Rainbow Club player.
While, T. Medhi, a member of the organising committee, said: "Swine Flu is spreading and in this regard, the club from Odalbakra has done a fine job in creating awareness about the swine flu."
In the first case of swine flu reported from the northeastern states, a 19-year-old Manipuri woman fencer who returned from a competition in Singapore tested positive for the disease.
While in Meghalaya, five persons have already tested positive for the H1N1 virus and in Assam, a law student who recently came to Guwahati also tested positive.
Authorities in the northeastern region have taken precautionary measures against the spread of swine flu. By Peter Alex Todd(ANI)