Coronavirus Pun­jab: Manda­tory test­ing in con­tain­ment zones can be su­per-spreader move

Coronavirus Pun­jab: Manda­tory test­ing in con­tain­ment zones can be su­per-spreader move

Amid a rise in coronavirus cases, the Punjab government has announced mass test­ing in mi­cro-con­tain­ment zones. However, a report stated that it could turn into a super spreader event.

As per the World Sikh News, the ill-informed move of Punjab government to go for mass test­ing in mi­cro-con­tain­ment zones could turn out to be a super spreader event.

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Coronavirus Punjab: As govt announced mass test­ing in mi­cro-con­tain­ment zones, a report stated it could turn into a super spreader event.

It stated that peo­ple were be­ing asked to come to a spot turn by turn for such test­ing despite the fact that the virus was highly air­borne and con­ta­gious.

Dr Pyare Lal Garg, a health ac­tivist, said that the virus re­mains in the air for hours. Talking about the mass testing in micro-containment zones, Garg said that the res­i­dents who have not met each other for months were be­ing asked to share the same bios­phere and en­vi­ron­ment, thus, mak­ing them vul­ner­a­ble to the virus.

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Coronavirus Punjab: As govt announced mass test­ing in mi­cro-con­tain­ment zones, a report stated it could turn into a super spreader event.

Meanwhile, the Health De­part­ment of­fi­cials and work­ers landed up at hous­ing so­ci­eties of Mo­hali for manda­tory test­ing. The residents were highly en­raged at such be­hav­iour of lo­cal health au­thor­i­ties. They wanted to know if the gov­ern­ment wanted peo­ple to be­come sick.

Coronavirus Punjab: As govt announced mass test­ing in mi­cro-con­tain­ment zones, a report stated it could turn into a super spreader event.

An an­gry res­i­dent of Skynet En­clave in Zi­rakpur said that the gov­ern­ment can­not even as­sure peo­ple of hos­pi­tal beds and oxy­gen. “Are we mad or the gov­ern­ment has com­pletely taken leave of its senses?” he asked.

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