Covid-19 positive cases jump to 26 in Bidar Four counters set up at Old City to collect throat swabs
The number of Covid-19 positive cases has been increasing in the City.
While the district administration was preparing to subject all the residents of sealed down areas for medical screening, another three positive cases were reported on Saturday.
A 30-year-old staff member of BRIMS, a woman from Pansal Taleem and a 12-year-old girl of Golekhana tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday.
The source of infection for the Pansal Taleem woman is yet to be traced while the other two got infected from the contacts of positive cases.
Four counters have been set up at Old City to collect throat swabs of the residents. The people have been instructed to undergo the tests. Old City resident Aliyuddin said, the crowd waiting before these counters has been increasing day by day. The Health & Family Welfare Officers have not been receiving phone calls. District surveillance officer’s mobile number is not active, he alleged
Police took swift action to close down the shops which were open at Gandhi Gunj area on Saturday. When three more positive cases were reported from the City, the police swung into action and closed all the shops other than seeds, fertilisers and agriculture equipment.
Since May 4, certain relaxations were given in the market. Permission was given to open the shops from 11 am to 5 pm. But on Saturday all the shops downed the shutters before 12 noon.
Bakery and cloth shops were open at Mohan Market. But the police asked the owners to close down the shops. At Shivaji Nagar, the cloth shop owners were warned and sent home.
Three platoons of District Armed Reserve Force have been deployed at Nayakaman, near Siddartha College and Gawan Chowk. Permission was sought for deploying 50 home guards too in these areas.
Police have installed barricades on the roads for every 100 metres. People were being alerted and asked to remain indoors.