People coming to Lucknow from other states, especially Delhi and the surrounding area, for Diwali will be required to take a COVID-19 test at bus stations, train stations and the airport, an official said today.
Thirteen health department teams have been deployed to all bus stations, train stations and the airport to screen those arriving in the state capital for Diwali and passenger contact details will also be noted, Lucknow Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Sanjay Says Bhatnagar.
All suspected cases would be tested at home, Dr Bhatnagar said, adding that the step was taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus during the holiday season.
So far, 66,237 cases of COVID-19 and 917 deaths have been recorded in Lucknow.
Special care is taken with people who come to the state capital to celebrate Diwali, especially from Delhi and the surrounding area, Dr Bhatnagar said, adding that people coming from Mumbai are also on the ministry’s radar. of Health.
The Department of Health teams were stationed at Kaisarbagh, Charbagh, Alambagh, Kamta, Charbagh, Manak Nagar, Badshah Nagar, City Station, Aishbagh, Gomti Nagar, Alambagh stations as well as at Chaudhary Charan Singh international airport, did he declare.
Screening of passengers coming to Lucknow from other states began from Friday and would continue until Sunday, the chief medical officer added.
The decision to take all necessary precautions in this regard was taken by the district administration in view of the sudden increase in COVID-19 cases in Delhi.
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