Covid cases can increase if norms not followed: Experts

Say people should avoid mass gatherings this festive season

Covid cases can increase if norms not followed: Experts

A health worker administers the Covid vaccine to a girl in Patiala on Saturday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service 

Patiala, October 9

Amid the ongoing festive season, health experts have warned that coronavirus cases might rise if the Covid-19 appropriate behaviour is disregarded. 

Health officials said that mass gatherings sans Covid appropriate behaviour during upcoming festivals could lead to a spike in Covid-19 cases. 

The Health Department said that it would soon be holding a meeting with the district administration in the coming days to take necessary steps to prevent the spread of virus. Patiala Civil Surgeon Dr Prince Sodhi said that people should avoid mass gatherings and follow Covid appropriate behaviour during the festive season. He said, “People should realise that wearing face masks and avoiding gatherings will decrease the risk of Covid spike.  If people will not follow the Health Department guidelines then there will be a spike in the number of positive cases.”

He added that awareness activities at various religious and market places would be expedited from Monday while they would be increasing Covid sampling across the district in the coming days.

It has been learnt that residents, including senior government officials, seem to have become complacent towards the Covid.  Many senior government officials, including health, could be seen without face masks in public places.

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