Gurugram to identify superspreaders

Gurugram to identify superspreaders

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Tribune News Service

Gurugram, November 21

With the Covid crisis going virtually out of hand in Gurugram, the city health authorities have now turned to identify and isolate the super-spreaders in the city.

Having tested 10,000 people today, the health authorities will randomly conduct 6,000 tests from tomorrow. In addition to holding camps on city borders, the authorities have identified 20 areas in the city, including crowded markets which are believed to be key infectivity pools.

“We are taking a target-driven approach in the Covid crisis management. We are identifying the super-spreaders targeting geographical, professional and social profiles which have reported the highest infectivity in the past 15 days. We will be holding testing camps here and doing random sampling. We have been conducting regular camps at all borders also,” said CMO Dr Virender Yadav.

With 939 cases, the city has reported the highest-ever single-day spike, leading to panic.

The city reported around 8,000 fresh cases in the past 15 days and the majority of patients have had a history of visiting or staying at the identified key hotspots.

The health authorities have also moved the administration seeking stricter penalty for mask violation on the lines of Delhi. Similar penal action is also being sought for crowding.

Meanwhile, the city is abuzz with rumours of compulsive random testing but health authorities claim that they are putting up camps for voluntary free testing at the moment.

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