Sunday, March 26, 2023

Combating coronavirus: Section 144 imposed near Jamshedpur Collectorate


Jamshedpur: In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the district administration has imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) 50 meters across district headquarters. In a communiqué issued by SDO Nitish Kumar Singh it has been stated that the assembly of five or more people in an area is prohibited. No organisation can hold demonstrations near the DC office. Entry without a mask has also been prohibited.

“We have been asked to follow the guidelines strictly. We fear that any negligence may further lead to rise in cases. The administration is not going to give any further relaxation.  Those who will move on the road without masks will be prosecuted,” said the official.

With the Coronavirus positive cases under control in the East Singhbhum district, the district health machineries are all set for starting a massive  drive of sample tests for the killer virus from next week.

 The district health department is gearing up to conduct as many as 10,000 tests per day from next week having increased the current test rate of 2,000 per day as it apprehends the majority of those who had been to their native places in Bihar, Odisha and Bengal will have returned back to the steel city.

 ” We have increased vigil at railway stations and bus stands where there is much more. As the people are still returning home to the steel city and other places of the district having celebrated the festival, we apprehend a rise of the Coronavirus positive cases with the influx of the people.  We have, therefore, decided to increase the number of tests from 2,000 to 10,000 from next week,” said the official.

He said that awareness campaigns are being conducted at the block level, so that people can get information about Covid-19. Authorities have been instructed to benefit people by organizing door to door programs of Panchayat level of various health related schemes by establishing mutual coordination. The authorities have also been instructed to organise awareness programs for pregnant women and newborns and share information related to nutritional food.

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