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Monday, 14 September 2020

Centre set to review Chandigarh preparedness

Chandigarh, September 13

The Centre will hold a meeting with the UT Administration to review the Covid situation in the city on Tuesday.

A highly placed source said the Union Home Secretary would meet the UT authorities to check the city's preparedness for the pandemic.

Chandigarh sees surge in cases since Sept 1

The city has been witnessing an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases since September 1. At 4.6 per cent, Chandigarh has the second highest growth rate of coronavirus cases in the country. The UT has recorded over 3,000 Covid-19 cases this month so far, taking the infection tally close to 8,000. A total of 90 persons have succumbed to the deadly coronavirus from the city so far.

During the last meeting, the Union Ministry had expressed displeasure over less containment zones in the jurisdiction and had asked the UT to enhance perimeter control where infection was prevalent.

Consequently, the UT Administration created 25 more micro-containment zones where regular screening and monitoring of areas by the medical team would continue.

The city has been witnessing an increase in the number of Covid cases since September 1. At 4.6 per cent, Chandigarh has the second highest growth rate of cases in the country. The UT has recorded over 3,000 cases this month so far, taking the tally close to 8,000. A total of 90 persons have succumbed to the virus from the city till date.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had recently sent a Central team to address the challenges in dealing with the pandemic and strengthening public health measures in the UT.

The team has been asked to assist the UT in strengthening health measures for containment, surveillance, testing and efficient clinical management of patients to reduce mortality.

The team also visited several dedicated Covid hospitals and care centres to take stock of the situation. — TNS



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