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Security personnel coming to Jharkhand to be quarantined

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Ranchi, August 9: The Jharkhand government will quarantine all police and paramilitary personnel who would be coming from other states for joining duties in Jharkhand or will return after availing leave.

Despite the Covid situation looking under control in Jharkhand, the government did not want to take risk and preferred these precautionary measures for checking the spread of the disease.

Arun Kumar Singh, additional chief secretary (health), wrote letters to the state’s director-general of police (DGP) and also deputy commissioners of some districts, highlighting the necessity of such precautionary measures.

In his letter addressed to the deputy commissioners of Ranchi, Ramgarh, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Deoghar, East Singhbhum and West Singhbhum districts, Singh directed them to monitor arrival of trains from Kerala, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh and conduct Covid-19 tests on those disembarking at stations within those districts.

Informing that it was necessary to do so for containing the spread of infection, Singh also pointed out that “positivity rate in those states were much higher” and “Delta plus mutant strain was also found in some districts of those states”.

Singh also requested the DGP to put all police and paramilitary personnel, arriving in the state and reporting for duty after availing leave, under quarantine for a week and also to hospitalise those who would be found Covid-19 positive.

The active caseload of Covid-19 dropped further down to 211 on Sunday as the state reported 29 Covid recoveries against 11 cases, a bulletin released by the NHM stated. At least 13 of 24 districts did not report fresh cases of infection on the day, while zero casualties occurred in the state.

Jharkhand on Sunday tested swab samples of 45,604 residents and 0.04 per cent of them were found infected by coronavirus. So far, over 3.47 lakh people have been infected by the virus in Jharkhand and 98.46 per cent of them have recovered, while 1.47 per cent of patients could not survive.

Jharkhand, as per figures with the state health department, has received over 1 crore doses of Covishield and Covaxin from the Centre. At least 82,58,307 residents have received the first dose of vaccine in the state, while the second jab has been administered to 19,60,756 beneficiaries, a report shared by the NHM on Sunday evening stated.

The state did not report fresh cases of Covid-induced mucormycosis on Sunday. As per data compiled by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), the state has so far reported 105 confirmed and 59 suspected cases of black fungus. The fungal infection has claimed 31 lives in Jharkhand.  

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