10 more Covid-19 cases surface in Chittoor dist
- The district registers 131 cases so far
- Collector asks mandal teams to focus on Koyambedu market contacts for conducting swab tests and also quarantine them without sparing anyone
Tirupati: The district registered 10 more Covid-19 cases on Tuesday taking the total number of cases to 131. The new cases include V Kota 5, Ramakuppam 2, Pichatur, Satyavedu and Vayalpadu one each, according to official sources adding that the fresh cases reported also from Koyambedu (Chennai) contacts resulting in the current spurt in Covid-19 cases in Chittoor district.
Following the Covid-19 cases reported, Chittoor district collector Dr Narayan Bharath Gupta along with Satyavedu MLA Adimulam inspected Nagalapuram and Pichatur which came under red zones after Covid-19 cases surfaced in these mandals to inspect the arrangements being made for scaling up sanitation and also strict implementation of lockdown in these areas.
Speaking on the occasion, the district collector wanted the mandal teams to focus on Koyambedu market contacts for conducting swab tests and also quarantining all of them without sparing anyone.
Reminding that the mandal wise Koyambedu contacts have already been released, he wanted the mandal official teams, to concentrate on secondary contacts for taking up required steps.
In the same breath, the collector said people need not panic on new cases coming up but only should strictly follow the rules related to containment zone and confined to homes besides taking all the precautions to remain safe.
The officials should take steps to test everyone above 60 years of age and send them to quarantine even if the result is negative, the collector said stressing on people to make it a practice to wear masks and follow physical distance.
He said the district administration was geared up for quarantine those coming to the district from other states and as many as 4,900 hostels, schools and other buildings have been identified for sheltering about
20,000 coming from other states for 14 days and testing them before allowing them to their homes.