Nawanshahr DC forms 40 Covid sampling teams

Nawanshahr DC forms 40 Covid sampling teams

With the emergence of Omicron as the new Covid variant, Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal has set the target of collecting 2,500 samples daily in the district to keep strict surveillance on the situation in the district. - File photo

Tribune News Service

NAWANSHAHR, DECEMBER 2

With the emergence of Omicron as the new Covid variant, Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal has set the target of collecting 2,500 samples daily in the district to keep strict surveillance on the situation in the district.

Chairing a meeting with health officials to discuss Covid-19 situation, the DC asked the Health Department to constitute 40 new sampling collection teams. He said new sampling teams would collect sampling in the areas witnessing high footfall, markets, bus stand and other places. He said the only way to keep the virus under-check is to do more testing.

Besides, Sarangal also told the health officials to ensure administrating 5,500 doses of vaccine daily in the district especially laying special focus of giving second dose. He also asked them to make dedicated efforts to cover all eligible beneficiaries under the vaccination drive as soon as possible.

He appealed the people to inform the district administration in case of any person had recently arrived from countries at risk category including UK, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Bangladesh, Israel and others. He said the district administration was fully geared up and prepared to tackle any situation arising from the new variant of Covid pandemic. He also asked the people to strict follow safety precautions that include wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and washing hands regularly.

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