Sunday, March 26, 2023

Covid 19: Jamshedpur administration on alert mode, strict vigil on returnees


Jamshedpur: With fear of a second wave looming large, the administration has pressed the panic button. The administration has formed teams at block-level and also in three civic bodies of Jamshedpur, Jugsalai and Mango for strict vigil on suspected cases.

“ We are keeping an eye on those infected and also sending teams for identifying  fresh suspected cases. There are several persons who have returned from abroad and have been quarantined. We want them to follow guidelines,” said an official.

The medical team is also distributing pamphlets on the measures to be taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They are being informed about quarantine measures for those showing symptoms such as cold, cough and fever.

The administration is taking other steps to deal with the outbreak. A doctor has been made part of the disaster management control room round-the-clock to provide advice, and has also appealed to people not to panic.

This is apart from the screening, testing and quarantine efforts being taken by the administration. This is an awareness-cum-surveillance drive. They are informed of the symptoms and asked if any resident has them. If there is such a person, we can move them into isolation.

The administration has asked people not to eat while standing near street food points, there is a facility of home delivery, people should use it. Five or more people cannot stand near the shops and they must comply with social distancing among themselves. He also informed that several camp jails are being identified for the violators.

An official said that residents not to leave their homes unnecessarily, if it’s urgent they need to go out then they must use masks, as well as wash hands with soap and sanitiser at regular intervals.

He added that shops should allow only a limited number of customers into the premises at a time. “Social distancing is a need of the hour and we shall enforce it,” he added. He also denied possibilities of community transfer at present. However, he added that people need to be alert.

 “ People visiting shops, banks, offices, and establishments — all of them are already aware of precautions to be taken, if they do not implement mask wearing and ensure safe distance, the city police will initiate legal action. This has already started,” said the official.

He called upon the people to enforce wearing masks and social distancing in public spaces. He urged citizens to enforce mask wearing and social distancing.

Orders have also been issued to identify shops or market places that are inviting crowds and not paying heed to the safety norms.

The official said that the district administration was taking all appropriate steps after COVID-19 patients were found in the city. He instructed all the social and business organisations of the district to maintain social distancing and get others to follow it.

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