25 COVID testing groups deployed at Jammu Railway station to check passengers arriving from different states | India Information
Jammu: With the rise of COVID-19 instances throughout the nation, testing has been ramped up on the Jammu Railway Station, with over 25 groups deployed to check each passenger arriving from different states.
In line with Dr Rakesh Kumar, in-charge of testing on the Railway Station, passengers are usually not allowed to depart the station with out present process a COVID-19 check. “Each individual that will get off a prepare is being examined. Till they’re examined, they aren’t allowed to depart the station. When an individual checks optimistic, they’re taken to a close-by COVID-19 centre by means of an ambulance on standby,” Kumar instructed ANI.
Passengers have additionally lauded the federal government’s efforts to curb the unfold of the virus. They mentioned that this was obligatory as many individuals don’t observe COVID-19 protocols.
“This type of rigorous testing could be very obligatory and ought to be executed throughout the entire nation. Persons are not following COVID-19 protocol critically. I’ve seen folks with out masks. This can be a excellent transfer by the federal government,” mentioned Jagdeep Singh, a passenger arriving from Delhi.
India has witnessed a sudden spike in the COVID-19 tally in the previous couple of weeks, with 40,715 new instances and 199 deaths within the final 24 hours, as per the Union Well being Ministry on Tuesday (March 23).
There are at present 1,336 lively instances in Jammu and Kashmir, whereas 1,25,362 folks have recovered from the illness thus far. The dying toll within the Union Territory stood at 1,981.