Nawal: After witnessing drop in the number of COVID 19 patients in last fews days, a sudden spike has been observed in the cases after the diwali festival. Taking cognisance of the matter, Shailesh Nawal, District Collector, Amravati, appealed the citizens to extra precautions to break the COVID chain. He warned the people that if the second wave occurs than it would be very difficult to control the spread.
Shailesh Nawal while addressing the media persons during a press confrence informed that there are a total of 1,423 beds in 16 Covid Health Care Centers in the district, including 10 COVID hospitals, out of which 1,266 beds are vacant.
Nawal apprised the gathering that WHO has issued a warning about a second wave affecting the region. Even though the festival season has ended, but it is the commencement of the wedding season. The danger is not yet over. People with medical conditions need to take extra care during the cold weather. Testing is important and can be done at the number of test centres around the district, he said.
Meanwhile, speaking on the reopening of the schools, Nawal said that step in this regard will be taken only after consultation with school management committee. A plan needs to be chalked out regarding the sanitisation of the schools and testing of teachers. He further added that approval is being given to start dormitories and ashram schools, especially for international students, from class 9th to 12th.