Use COVA app for curfew passes

Use COVA app for curfew passes

Local activist Mandeep Singh Manna uses his own farm machinery to spray sodium hypochlorite in Amritsar on Monday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, March 30

The district administration has asked residents to use COVA app to get emergency passes for movement during the curfew, instead of rushing to offices.

The officials said soon other services such as online delivery of grocery and other essentials would also be accepted at the mobile app. Deputy Commissioner Shivdular Singh Dhillon said residents would also be able to get information of home-quarantined people in their areas. The services on the app are available in Punjabi, Hindi and English languages.

Dhillon said the mobile app would help residents in getting authentic information about government instructions on the issue. He said after receiving the requests for emergency passes, it would be delivered at the registered mobile number of the applicant.

He said the testing capacity of suspected coronavirus patients at Government Medical College has been doubled in the view of the ongoing threat. He said the new PCR machine to ensure speedy test reports has also been installed at Government Medical College.

Meanwhile, Civil Surgeon Prabhdeep Kaur Johal conducted a meeting with health officials to review the work being done to protect residents from coronavirus threat. She said the Health Department employees were working 24X7 in this medical emergency time. She also appealed to residents to follow lockdown guidelines and avoid coming out of their homes.

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