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COVID-19 surveillance to increase post festive season in Jamshedpur

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Jamshedpur: Drawing lessons from Delhi and Gujarat over increase in Covid-19 cases, the district administration has decided to increase surveillance will be step up. The drive will start from Monday.


Delhi, Ahmedabad and Surat are once again witnessing a spurt in positive cases during festive times, forcing the authorities to adopt multi-pronged strategies. Similarly East Singhbhum district administration has decided to increase test drives in the city. Moreover, strict warnings are being issued through public address system.


An official said people have been violating social distancing norms during the Diwali and Chhath celebrations. The administration has decided to take tough action those roaming without masks and violating norms.

The official said that once the festivities are over, large scale testing will be done to control the pandemic and treat the patients. He added that though cases have dropped from past few weeks but they fear the virus might have spread further during community gathering.

The local authorities are concerned over the increasing number of people testing positive at the testing positive at other parts of the country.

Throwing the guidelines to whirlwinds, people could be seen crowding the city and other market areas in large numbers.
Though the spread of coronavirus has slowed down but the threat is not yet over. We are working on innovative ways to defeat the virus completely. For this it is important to ensure compliance of Covid-19 protocol,” said the official.


He noted that with Diwali and Chhath people have violated the norms of social distancing. The administration is now coming up with hoardings and banners educating people to stay away from rush. He added that the public address system has been intensified.

“With the markets and malls beaming with shoppers, roads are clogged with traffic such behaviour could prompt an explosion in infections. Festive season traditionally results in a massive increase in consumer spending. It is the one time of year when even the poorest of the poor buy new clothes or items for the house. We want people to stay indoors and stay safe,” said the official.

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