Chandigarh, December 23
The government has decided to set up a Covid control room to tackle any exigency.
The decision was taken at a review meeting on Covid preparedness, chaired by CM Bhagwant Mann on Friday.
The CM urged people to wear masks in all educational institutions, government and private offices and indoor/outdoor gatherings, malls, public places, etc for the prevention of the spread of the virus.
People have also been asked to adopt appropriate behaviour like social distancing, respiratory etiquette and no spitting in public places. The Health Department has been asked to ensure that anyone having symptoms must get tested and follow protocol. The DCs have been asked to review the arrangements in their districts.
He expressed satisfaction that to contain the spread of Covid, 2,10,80,032 samples had been examined so far and on an average, 2,500 RT-PCR and RAT tests were being done on a daily basis.
Mann said in the past three weeks, the average positive rate was 0.02 per cent and the positivity rate was less than 0.1 from the last two months.
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