Jamshedpur administration increases Covid testing at picnic areas


Jamshedpur: In view of the New Year and the threat of a new wave of Covid-19, the administration has increased the number of teams performing Covid-19 tests at picnic areas. The squad’s strength at Jubilee Park has been reduced from two to four due to the large influx of picnickers, while in other picnic areas two or two more teams have been entered.

Revealing the steps, an official said that the regular testing of samples dropped significantly during the Puja and the feast until Chhat. However, with the start of the new year, it increases. Tests are carried out on picnic areas.

Currently around 1,000 people tend to visit the Dimna Lake area every day, but on December 31 and New Years thousands of picnickers are expected to visit the area, making it difficult. to the police administration.

A senior police officer said they had launched a large-scale Covid test in the lake area as a strategy to frustrate picnickers who congregate there. Outside the Dimna Lake area, special security arrangements have been made at Narwa Lake in Jadugora and Burudih Dam in Ghatshila.

District police have also commissioned motorcycle cops to patrol the scenic Lake Dimna area this picnic season. The initiative aims to ensure better safety for tourists and picnickers who flock to this tourist destination in large numbers at this time.

“While celebrating a picnic is not prohibited in the Lake Dimna region, those who take their steps here must adhere to Covid standards like wearing masks and maintaining social distancing. But during an investigation, we found that none of the picnickers had put on masks and none of them were found maintaining social distancing. So we appealed to district health department officials to perform a RAT test for picnickers’ Covid, ”the official said.

According to the senior police officer, the special security arrangement put in place by the district police will remain in effect until January 26, when people, especially picnickers, tend to visit Dimna. .

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