Jamshedpur: In view of the reemerging COVID-19 cases, authorities have introduced thermal screening measures at bus stands to prevent the spread of the virus. Passengers at bus stands across the city are being checked for fever with the help of thermal scanners before boarding their buses.
The thermal screening process involves using a handheld infrared thermometer to scan a person’s forehead or wrist, which takes only a few seconds. If a person has a temperature above the normal range, they are not allowed to board the bus and are instead advised to seek medical attention.
The authorities have stated that this is a crucial step in ensuring the safety of commuters and preventing the spread of the virus. Many bus stands have also been equipped with hand sanitizing stations, which passengers are encouraged to use before and after their journey.
Commuters have largely welcomed the thermal screening measures, with many saying that they feel safer knowing that steps are being taken to prevent the spread of the virus. However, some have also expressed concerns about the potential inconvenience caused by the additional screening process and the impact it may have on their travel time.
Authorities have reassured the public that the thermal screening process is quick and efficient, and that it is a necessary measure in the fight against COVID-19. They have also urged commuters to cooperate with the screening process and to continue to follow all other safety measures such as wearing masks and maintaining social distance.