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Covid 19: regulations will be tightened – Collector

 All ceremonies must be registered on the Covid Vigilance Portal.303 Sectoral Magistrates to ensure compliance with protocol.

Kozhikode District Collector Samba Siva Rao has said that existing restrictions will be tightened as there has been a  surge in the  number of Covid cases in the district for the last few days. The Collector was addressing a meeting of local body heads, held at the Collectorate Conference Hall,today.

The Covid protocol will be strictly enforced in public places. Excessive participation of people in ceremonies such as weddings can spread the disease. All types of ceremonies must be registered on the Covid Vigilance Portal. Visitor register will be made mandatory in the establishments. 303 Sector Magistrates have been appointed under the local bodies of the district to strictly enforce the Covid protocol. The police and the health department will work with them. The functioning of ward RRTs will be strengthened. The collector said there would be a police patrol team for inspection.

Covid inspection will be increased under local bodies. 15 lakh people in the district so far
Covid has been subjected to scrutiny. Those with any symptoms must be tested. Covid tests will be conducted among people working in private companies, malls and shops, auto / taxi drivers, hotel workers, school and college teachers and those who took part in poll campaigns.

Those who come into close contact with Covid patients should adhere to  quarantine. The control rooms of the district and local bodies will be identified and inspected. The Collector directed the local bodies to take steps to vaccinate all those above 45 years of age and conduct vaccination camps.

During the meeting, DM Deputy Collector N. Dr. Ramla, District Medical Officer-in-Charge Piyush.M, RCH Officer Dr. Mohandas, National Health Mission DPM Naveen N. Panchayat Deputy Director Arun TJ and others were present.

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