A DAY after UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore stated that sure relaxations amongst others have contributed within the spike in coronavirus instances in Chandigarh, the outdated apply of declaring containment zones within the view of Covid-19 unfold was resumed within the metropolis on Thursday. The administration additionally emphasised on the necessity of environment friendly contact tracing of Covid-19 sufferers, a apply which was additionally deserted in the previous few months.
The administration declared six areas as containment zones. These areas are elements of Sector 15, Sector 29, Sector 33, Sector 38, Sector 39 and Pushpak Society in Sector 49.
Adviser Manoj Parida issued directions for normal screening and monitoring of individuals residing within the containment zones. Notably, the apply of declaring containment zones was reportedly halted for the final two months in Chandigarh. Administrator VP Singh Badnore directed Municipal Corporation Commissioner to accentuate contact tracing and improve sanitisation within the metropolis.
No night time curfew but
Meanwhile, within the conflict room assembly, the administration dominated out the potential for night time curfew in Chandigarh. Administrator VP Singh Badnore suggested the house owners of eating places and consuming locations to cut back the variety of tables in order that correct social distancing is maintained and shut bodily interplay amongst clients is averted.
The Administrator appealed to the shopkeepers to get themselves voluntarily examined and show a signboard in entrance of their retailers stating that they and their staffers are free from corona.
Testing to be elevated
Badnore directed the officers to reinforce testing, notably RT-PCR take a look at. He suggested the hospital authorities to make sure that sufferers coming for OPD session ideally get themselves examined for Covid-19 both at authorities or personal amenities out there within the Union Territory, Chandigarh. He stated that it’s going to scale back the chance of the unfold of coronavirus an infection on hospital premises, and can stop pointless danger to healthcare staff and different sufferers.
During the assembly, PGI Director Dr Jagat Ram stated that there are 108 Covid-19 sufferers at Nehru Hospital Extension, of which 29 belong to Chandigarh, 49 to Punjab, 19 to Haryana, eight to Himachal Pradesh and three to different states.
The Director additional knowledgeable that 6 per cent positivity has been discovered within the samples collected at PGIMER. Dr Puri of PGIMER stated that many younger sufferers have been affected with extreme an infection within the latest surge, and a lot of such sufferers are from rural areas. Dr Minni of PGIMER clarified that the samples which had been despatched for genome testing to Pune have reported that they include the identical coronavirus symptom as earlier than.
Director of PGIMER additional knowledgeable that they’ve administered 9,000 coronavirus vaccine doses until now.
Dr Jasbinder Kaur, GMCH Director Principal, stated that GMCH has examined 3,604 samples of which 191 had been discovered constructive and the positivity fee was 5.3 per cent. Dr Amandeep Kang, Director Health Services, stated that they’ve examined 13,857 covid samples and located 7.8 per cent positivity fee final week. She additional stated that until date, 58,157 coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered within the Union Territory. Meanwhile, Mohali Deputy Commissioner acknowledged that there are 1,575 lively instances in Mohali with 14 per cent positivity fee; his modern in Panchkula stated that they’re 457 lively instances on Panchkula with 5.9 per cent positivity fee and Chandigarh Deputy Commissioner stated that the UT has 1,330 lively instances.