Puducherry steps up surveillance at border factors amid rising Covid-19 instances


The Puducherry administration on Saturday determined to strengthen its border surveillance as a part of measures to forestall the unfold of Covid-19 amid rising instances of Omicron variant.

In a press launch, District Collector E Vallavan mentioned a joint assembly of officers of the Income, Well being, Police and Native Administration departments was held earlier within the day to resolve a number of measures to maintain vigil on the unfold of the virus.

He mentioned the preventive measures mentioned and determined on the assembly, included enforcement of steps with fast impact to strengthen surveillance on the border factors by groups comprising well being officers and the police.

This measure was aimed toward making certain entry of individuals into Puducherry with not less than one dose of vaccination towards Covid-19 and likewise for identification of individuals with signs.

The entry factors from Tamil Nadu to Puducherry are from Dindivanam, Cuddalore, Villupuram and Marakkanam (ECR section).

Vallavan mentioned officers of the Income, Native Administration, Labour, Well being, Police and Municipalities would conduct joint inspections to maintain shut vigil on inns, malls, market locations, theatres and gatherings on the marriage celebrations.

The inspection workforce would make sure that there was adherence to Covid-appropriate behaviour. In the event that they discover any lapse of shortcoming in following the protection norms, the officers would seal the premises significantly with repeated violations.

Vallavan mentioned all business institutions ought to make sure that hand sanitisers and thermal scanners had been in place on their premises and there needs to be markings for social distancing by clients.

The collector mentioned inns, lodges and eating places must also introduce mandatory adjustments in system of reserving for lodging to make sure that solely vaccinated folks verify in to the rooms.

Vallavan mentioned the administration had launched a number of preventive measures as there was a surge within the variety of Covid-19 instances in Puducherry.

The Union Territory has been witnessing a continued rise within the variety of instances. The instances stood at 280 on Saturday and Puducherry area alone accounted for 234 instances out of the brand new infections.

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