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Jharkhand Lockdown: CM reviews increase in Covid cases, no prohibition on New Year, next meeting in first week of January to assess situation

Ranchi, December 31: Chief Minister Hemant Soren reviewed the situation out of increasing cases of Covid-19 in the state at a meeting with the health department and senior officials at Ranchi.

Chief Minister expressed concern about the increasing cases of corona infection in the last one week and directed the officers to ensure strict compliance of the COVID-19 guidelines at waterfalls, parks, picnic spots and temples etc which are popular picnic spots.

The Chief Minister directed the officers to conduct Covid test drives at all crowded places. In the course of the review, it came to the fore that in Hazaribagh and Bokaro districts, less testing and more positive cases have come as per the data of corona investigation. On this, the Chief Minister said that appropriate steps should be taken to speed up the investigation of Covid-19 in these two districts.

At present 35,000 Covid 19 tests are being conducted in the state every day. The Chief Minister directed the officers in this regard that the departments should make such arrangements and ensure 75 thousand to 1 lakh tests are conducted daily.

It was decided to hold a high-level meeting next week, assessing all the aspects of the rising cases of corona infection.

The Chief Minister directed by January 15, ensure 100% vaccination of adult people in the state.

In the meeting, the Chief Minister also gave many important directions to the officers regarding the preparations for the third wave. The Chief Minister said that there should be no shortage of medical oxygen beds, ventilators, ICU beds, normal beds etc.

The Chief Minister has appealed to the people of the state to ensure Covid appropriate behaviour and avoid gathering parties to be organized in the new year.

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