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Coimbatore Dist Collector inspects the arrangements against Covid spread in the city

Coimbatore Dist Collector inspects the arrangements against Covid spread in the city


On complete lockdown day on Sunday, the administration would intensify vigil at inter-State check-posts. The administration would allow passengers with negative results from RT-PCR tests taken 48 hours before travel and vaccination completion certificates.

During the inspection, the collector found 99% of passengers with vaccination certificates and only a few without the second dose vaccine and RT-PCT test result. The personnel at the check-post had refused permission for such people to enter, Mr Sameeran said.

The appeal to the residents in the district not to venture out on Sunday unless it was necessary, the Collector said the administration would not permit meat and fish shops to function on the day and if they were found doing business, it would initiate action.

Though the Omicron case was few in Coimbatore, the administration had taken all preventive steps possible to contain its spread. People would do well to wear masks, wash hands frequently and maintain physical distance.

The administration had stepped up health infrastructure. At the COVID-19 Care Centre and hospitals, it had established 2,800 beds. At Madukkarai government hospital it had set up, 20 beds with oxygen support and 272 in other government hospitals.

There were 1,000 beds with oxygen support in the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, 370 at the Government Medical College and ESI Hospital, he said and added that in the last six months liquid oxygen generation was at 326 kilo-litre.

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A release from the district administration said the Collector inspected the Covid Care Centres as well.


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