Jamshedpur: The administration has intensified screening and Covid-19 test of passengers arriving at Tatanagar railway station from various places after fresh cases are being reported in the city. The checking drive was also intensified at the Sitaramdera Bus Terminus.
Health department officials have expressed concern over the rising cases of Covid-19 in view of a possible third wave. The East Singhbhum district has so far witnessed 1,048 Covid deaths.
On Thursday alone nine fresh cases of Coronavirus were reported from various parts of the steel city. The health department revealed that 34 cases have been reported in the first week of October.
Two from Mango, one from Golmuri and six from Govindpur tested positive for coronavirus today. After their sample tests at MGM College Virology Department, the nine infected persons were shifted to the COVID-19 Ward of Tata Main Hospital. The positive cases were reported from Telco, Jugsalai, Sonari, Bistupur and Mango.
The district health department has already issued an alert over rising cases of Covid-19 ever since the beginning of October.
” People must follow the Covid-19 appropriate behaviour of going to crowded places as it increases the risk of spread of the virus, ” said A K Lal, the civil surgeon of East Singhbhum district.
He said that people have to be careful during Durga Puja and we have to do it in the next 10 days during Diwali and Chhath. “We should continue to avoid crowding, wear masks and follow social distancing. This will reduce the chances of spread of the virus. If we remain serious about the protocols the virus will further reduce significantly,” he noted.
East Singhbhum DC Suraj Kumar in a joint meeting of district administration, Central Durga Puja Committee (CDPC) and Peace Committee gave instructions to follow guidelines of the State Government. During the meeting the Deputy Commissioner asked people to avoid crowding at pandals and perform rituals at home.
The DC said the police personnel will be deputed in large numbers to keep an eye on trouble mongers. Magistrates will be deputed at various places to make sure that peace is kept round the clock. He said that the festival is for the rituals and common people must stay indoors.