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Tackling corona virus, Employees checked at UT Secretariat and DC office entry

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Tackling corona virus, Employees checked at UT Secretariat  and  DC office entry


DC convenes meeting of religious heads to spread awareness

Chandigarh, 17th March 2020:In order to tackle the menace of Corona Virus, the Deputy Commissioner, UT Chandigarh Sh. Mandip Singh Brar,IAS today convened a meeting of all the religious heads belonging to the different communities and exhorted them to sensitize the people about keeping precautions.

The DC further requested the religious leaders to desist from holding gatherings in excess of 100 people till March 31st and keep the sanitizers at the entry points of their respective religious places for ensuring the protection of the devotees.

Divulging more, Dr Inderjeet Singh Gill from Health Department Chandigarh briefed that even if a gathering has to be held, it should be ensured that whether sitting or standing,  people should maintain one metre distance from each other. If anybody is suffering from cough or cold then it would be better to wear triple layer masks for the one’s own protection, and of others.

As the elderly persons visit the religious places more often, they are more prone to risk, so it is advised that they must keep themselves home.

Dr Inderjeet Singh Gill further added that India is placed in stage 2 as far as corona virus is concerned which means that the disease has reached the country, therefore it is advisable to follow the advice of doctors and take all precautionary measures.

Meanwhile, in another development, the employees of the DC office and the UT Secretariat were subjected to checking with regard to the prevailing corona virus disease.

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