Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, November 26
In the wake of a surge in cases of Covid-19 in the city, the Health Department has issued an advisory to the public to strictly adhere to Covid-appropriate behaviour and take the vaccine.
The city recorded eight cases of Covid today, the highest single-day cases in months. The weekly cases have doubled, despite a fall in the testing rate. The advisory reads, “The Covid-19 pandemic has ravaged our nation during the past year and a half. Like the rest of the country, Chandigarh has also faced trials and tribulations associated with the first and second wave. The UT administration is engaged in preparing for an impending third wave. Apart from strict adherence to Covid-appropriate behaviour and etiquette, vaccination has been an effective means for the prevention and control of Covid.”
The Administration has appealed to the public to encourage their friends and relatives to take their vaccine doses and make Chandigarh fully immunised by December-end.
The Health Department has requested residents to call on the Covid helpline (9779558282) if they feel unwell and face a difficulty in breathing and cough. The patient must avoid close contact with anyone, if he or she is experiencing cough and fever.
What you should do
- Wash/sanitise your hands frequently
- Cover nose and mouth while sneezing, coughing
- Throw used tissues in closed bins after use
- Avoid being in crowds and closed spaces
- Maintain social distance in public places
- Wear face mask, don’t spit in public places
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