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Panchkula foreign returnees under watch

Panchkula, December 2

The native Well being Division has elevated surveillance on international returnees within the wake of the brand new variant of the coronavirus, Omicron.

A well being official stated each particular person coming from overseas must bear the RT-PCR check and stay in house isolation for the following seven days in the event that they examined unfavourable.

After the seven-day quarantine, folks could be retested for Covid on the eight day.

The Civil Surgeon, Dr Mukta Kumar, stated, “For efficient monitoring of international returnees, we now have additionally sought assist from residents’ welfare associations.” Since November 26, at the very least 161 international returnees have entered town, of whom 74 have been traced and 87 are “underneath investigation”.

“Nobody is untraced,” talked about the day by day Covid bulletin right this moment. Panchkula Deputy Commissioner Mahavir Kaushik yesterday presided over a gathering of the Covid monitoring committee.

He directed well being officers to strengthen Covid measures and reviewed preparations for an anticipated third wave of the pandemic amid the Omicron scare.

The police, the MC and all incident commanders have been instructed to strictly challan folks discovered with no masks in public house and guarantee implementation of Covid-appropriate behaviour in crowded locations such because the bus stand and markets.

A call to arrange a Covid care centre at Nirankari Satsang Bhavan in Sector 9 for higher care of recent sufferers was additionally taken by the DC.

The centre can accommodate as much as 50 sufferers. —TPR

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