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Coronavirus outbreak: Himachal imposes curfew, FIR against 27 for violating govt orders

By: Express News Service | Shimla |

Published: March 25, 2020 5:32:18 am

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur mentioned that in every district, a coordination committee headed by a Cabinet minister has been constituted for higher coordination amongst numerous businesses and to make sure availability of important commodities. (File picture)
A day after a 69-year-old Mcleodganj resident affected by COVID-19 handed away, the Himachal Pradesh authorities imposed a statewide curfew starting 5 pm from Tuesday.

Kangra district authorities declared a “total lockdown” in Mcleodganj and introduced below well being surveillance dozens of people who find themselves believed to have are available contact with the deceased.

“It was observed that despite lockdown orders, some people continued to roam the streets as usual and government orders are not being taken as seriously as they should be. A person has passed away here due to COVID-19 and we all need to strengthen our fight against this virus,” mentioned Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur in a video tackle to the general public, whereas declaring a curfew within the state until additional orders.

He mentioned that in every district, a coordination committee headed by a Cabinet minister has been constituted for higher coordination amongst numerous businesses and to make sure availability of important commodities.

Total lockdown in Mcleodganj

“Mcleodganj is put under total lockdown wherein no one is allowed to enter or leave the place and even move out of their houses. There are sufficient provisions of all essential commodities in Mcleodganj. In case of any emergency, the administration will ensure that all supplies are made available at the earliest,” mentioned Kangra DC R Ok Prajapati.

After the dying of the 69-year-old man from Mcleodganj at Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda, district authorities quarantined his members of the family, kin and neighbours, workers of a non-public hospital the place he was initially admitted on Monday, the taxi driver (alongside along with his household) who introduced him house from Delhi and likewise these working at a meals institution in Una district the place the sufferer stopped en route.

Additional chief secretary (well being) RD Dhiman {that a} complete of 912 individuals have been introduced below well being surveillance within the state to this point. Sixteen individuals had been examined for the virus, Dhiman mentioned, out of whom 5 examined damaging and the experiences of others are awaited. “An ICMR advisory has beneficial using hydroxychloroquine for those that might have are available shut contact with COVID-19 sufferers, however with a health care provider’s recommendation as it could have side-effects,” he added.

Advisory to personal hospitals

The state authorities has ordered all non-public medical practitioners to report back to the federal government particulars of any affected person who has a current journey historical past to affected international locations, to demarcate separate URI (flu) corners for stopping nosocomial transmission, and to offer sufficient private protecting tools to well being employees who might must cope with suspected COVID-19 circumstances.

Relief measures

The state authorities has determined to right away distribute the April and May quota of wheat flour and rice to National Food Security Act (NFSA) households. The CM additionally introduced a one-time reduction of Rs 2,000 to almost 1.5 lakh employees registered with the Building and Construction Workers Board. He added that elevated honorarium to varied authorities staff and elevated wages to each day wagers and outsourced labourers will likely be launched by the federal government.

State Congress president Kuldeep Singh Rathore appealed to the federal government to take particular measures for all each day wagers, labourers and economically weaker sections. “In distant areas, medical doctors and paramedical workers have insufficient PPEs and sanitisers which have to be offered instantly.

27 FIRs for violating orders

A senior police official mentioned that 27 FIRs have been registered throughout the state below numerous expenses for violating authorities orders. Most of them are associated to individuals not reporting their journey historical past or leaping house quarantine, the official mentioned. With 14 FIRs, Kangra has reported the utmost offences adopted by Hamirpur and Shimla districts the place 5 and four FIRs have been registered respectively.

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