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.
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.
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.
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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