Aurangabad: People flouting curbs to undergo COVID-19 test
The civic body in Maharashtra's Aurangabad city has appointed 12 teams to take action against people roaming around in public without any valid reason despite the COVID-19 curbs, an official said on Friday. As a deterrent, the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) will make violators undergo COVID-19 tests, Municipal Commissioner Astik Kumar Pandey said in a tweet.
Here is his tweet
#AMC @AbadCityPolice have decided that People,who are roaming on roads without valid reasons will be Tested for Covid-19.— Astik Kumar (@astikkp) April 15, 2021
Deploying 6 Covid-19 Testing Teams with @AbadCityPolice Police.
These Mobile Covid-19 Testing Teams will keep moving with @AbadCityPolice .
Twelve teams to monitor the city 24x7
The AMC has formed 12 teams, which will keep moving in the city with the police, and anyone found roaming in public places without a valid reason will be forced to undergo COVID-19 tests, Pandey tweeted. The teams will work in two shifts and (9 am to 9 pm and 5 pm to 1 am) under the jurisdiction of various police stations, he said.
Police stations responsible during the shifts
12 Mobile Teams for Testing of those people,who r roaming on roads without valid reasons.— Astik Kumar (@astikkp) April 15, 2021
Morning 9am to 5pm
2nd Shift 5pm to 1am
2.Railway station chowk
3.Delhi gate chowki
4. TV centre chowk
6.Mahanubhav chowk https://t.co/uZSJ0SKgqx
Aurangabad currently has 15,796 active cases
As per official data, at least 1,329 fresh cases of coronavirus and 23 casualties were reported in Aurangabad district on Thursday. With this, the tally of infections rose to 1,04,583 and the death toll reached 2,075. There are currently 15,796 active cases in the district, an official said. Maharashtra has to date reported over 3.64 million cases and more than 59K deaths.
Maharashtra reported 349 new deaths yesterday
Maharashtra reported its second-biggest spike on Thursday with 61,695 new cases being reported, taking the tally to 36,39,855. 2,34,452 samples were tested, indicating a high daily positivity rate of 26.3%. 349 new fatalities pushed the toll to 59,153. The state has the highest number of active infections (6,20,060) in India, most of which are concentrated in Pune (1,12,923), Mumbai (84,753), and Thane (83,193) districts.