Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, July 15
To connect directly with city residents for their queries related to Covid-19 and to make aware the masses, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Varinder Kumar Sharma and Commissioner of Police (CP) Rakesh Kumar Agrawal today initiated the ‘Ask District Administration’ interactive Facebook live session. During the session, both officials answered queries of residents and urged them to follow the government directions.
In view of the rising number of Covid cases in the district, Sharma said residents were advised not to visit government offices for any work and instead, submit their applications, complaints or memorandums through email, WhatsApp or call.
The redressal of problems of residents was also necessary but the safety and well-being of government officials could not be ignored as well in public interest, the DC said. The number of positive cases was increasing with each passing day and there was a need to break the chain, the DC added.
There were three containment and nine micro-containment zones in the district but after reviewing the situation with the CP and the Civil Surgeon, now there was no containment zoneand only seven micro-containment zones were left, the DC said.
During the pandemic, samples of 46,013 persons in the district had been collected so far, of which 1,508 tested positive, and 39 succumbed to the virus, the DC added.
While replying to a query, the CP said till date, 56 police officials had tested positive, of which 28 were cured and returned to duties, 27 were still undergoing treatment and one ACP breathed his last.
The CP urged residents coming from foreign countries to strictly follow the government directions. “We do not want to take action against any person, so people should follow the directions. Any person violating the norms would be strictly dealt with,” the CP warned.
During the session, a large number of people asked questions about the government guidelines and also provided feedback regarding the prevalent situation in containment zones and other parts of the city.
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