Jamshedpur, May 11: The East Singhbhum district administration has provided a fillip to Covid testing in steel city with addition of one more centre. The new Covid testing centre started operating at the community hall at Biswajeet Manimela ground in Bistupur on Tuesday. Six Covid testing centres are already functioning at Sidhgora Town hall, Community Health Centre in Olidih (Mango), Tarun Sangh in Kadma, Community Health Centre in Kagalnagar (Sonari), Jail Chowk in Sakchi and M.E. School in Jugsalai.
With Covid spike in Jamshedpur, the district administration came into action to set up an additional testing unit. Over 40,000 people have so far tested positive for Covid 19 in the past one year during the first and second waves of pandemic in East Singhbhum . Two persons were the first to test positive in Chakulia (in East Singhbhum) on 12 May last year.