Sinha expresses dismay over violation of social gathering limit

LG Manoj Sinha reviewing COVID-19 situation with Government officers in Jammu on Friday.
LG Manoj Sinha reviewing COVID-19 situation with Government officers in Jammu on Friday.

‘Strictly implement COVID guidelines’

Excelsior Correspondent

Jammu, Nov 26: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today reviewed COVID situation with DCs, SPs, and Health officials at Raj Bhavan here.
During the meeting, he directed the Health Department and district administrations to increase testing with minimum 30% share of RTPCR tests.
Sinha impressed upon the Deputy Commissioners and health teams to ensure rapid vaccination, COVID Appropriate Behaviour, community awareness, and quick execution of micro-containment zones to tackle surge in certain districts.
He said “we can effectively prevent the spread and recurrence of the pandemic only by strict implementation of Covid guidelines.”
Expressing dismay over the flaunting of permitted limit of social gathering, the Lt Governor asked the respective DCs and SPs to ensure that COVID protocols and measures put in place to prevent the spread of the virus are followed in letter and spirit.
He asked the DCs to complete the pendency of second vaccination dose, wherever due, at the earliest.
Vivek Bhardwaj, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department gave a detailed briefing on the district-wise analysis of COVID-19 situation, present status of positivity rate, testing, and vaccination across the UT, besides proportion of RAT/RTPCR testing and COVID Appropriate Behavior enforcements.
Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Atal Dulloo, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department; Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary to the Government, Home department; Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lt Governor; Dr Raghav Langer, Divisional Commissioner Jammu; Vijay Kumar, IGP Kashmir; Deputy Commissioners and SPs, attended the meetings, in person and through virtual mode.