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Chhattisgarh’s strict COVID measures: Night clampdown imposed, public gatherings to be shunned

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Raipur, Chhattisgarh

In view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has directed all the Collectors and Superintendents of Police (SPs) to take every possible measure to strictly implement the COVID-19 prevention guidelines. The CM has said that the main objective is to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection and to limit the risk related to the same, not to slow down the economic activities.

As per the guidelines issued, the Collectors and SPs have been directed to impose night clampdown from 10 pm to 6 am and to strictly prohibit non-commercial activities in the districts with the positivity rate of 4 per cent or more. Likewise, in such districts, actions should be taken as per the provisions of Section 144 and Epidemic Act and all the schools, Aanganwadi centres, libraries, swimming pools and similar public places should be closed. Instructions have been given to imposing a ban on all kinds of processions, rallies, public gatherings, social, cultural, religious and sports events in all the districts. Where necessary, action should be taken under the provisions of Section 144 and Epidemic Act.

All district authorities and the Police have been directed to organise meetings with private doctors, private hospitals, NGOs, media representatives to discuss the control and prevention of COVID-19 infection in the state. Measures to control the spread of the virus should be taken and ensure that they are publicized through local media. Also, checks to be kept on fake news spreading through various modes.

Authorities should hold meetings with the Chamber of Commerce representatives, mall owners, wholesalers, gym owners, cinema and theatre owners, hotel-restaurant owners, sports complexes or other such bodies running swimming pools, auditoriums, banquet halls, event management companies and groups to ensure that the COVID-19 guidelines are being adhered to and that these facilities operate on one-third of the capacity. In the districts with the COVID positivity rate above 4 per cent, the aforementioned places should be closed.

The state has passed directions to the district authorities to ensure that RTPCR test is made mandatory at all airports in Chhattisgarh. People who have taken both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will have to submit RTPCR negative report within 72 hours from the date of travel. Besides, the RTPCR test of all the passengers coming to the airport should be done compulsorily. Instructions have been given to randomly conduct COVID tests in all the railway stations and border areas of the state.

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CM Baghel also directed the district administration to create micro or mini containment zones and to conduct tracing and tracking, wherever necessary, to prevent COVID-19 infection. Call centres should be operated 24×7 for COVID patients in home isolation. The status of infection should be monitored through Mitanin in rural areas.

Further, he directed the district administration to report the availability of hospital beds, stock of medicines, PSA plants and oxygen on a daily basis. The CM also asked the district administration to ensure real-time information on the availability of beds in all government and private hospitals online as was done during the last two waves of the COVID. Also, he urged the NGOs and private organisations to cooperate and donate necessary goods for COVID control measures.

As per the government, the district administration has to ensure the use of masks by all in public places, crowded markets and shops. People without masks on should be penalized by police and municipal staff. The CM asked the government officials and employees, not to travel by air or rail unless necessary and encouraged them to organise meetings through video conferencing.

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