*Government agency to take strict action against defaulters in view of increasing corona cases
Dr Nitin Raut, In-charge Minister for Nagpur district, said that the curbs imposed in Pune will also continue in Nagpur district with classes for students from 1st to 8th standards in private and government schools would remain closed till January 31, owing to increasing cases of Omicron/Covid-19.
He took a review meeting in the Office of the Divisional Commissioner here on Wednesday, after visiting AIMS, GMCH and Mayo Hospital.
Later, addressing a press conference in the same premises, Dr Raut said, It is mandatory for the workers, employees and others at schools, colleges, shops, private, government offices to have completed two doses of vaccination. He asked the concerned officers to conduct RT-PCR tests at the government and other offices and the persons found with negative result would be allowed to go in from tomorrow.
Moreover, he instructed to conduct periodic tests in industry section and markets and antigen tests for super spreaders. Similarly, action would be taken against mangal karyalayas, hotels, restaurants and others if allowed more than 50 persons. In the first stage, the defaulter would be charged Rs 10,000/- fine and then strict action like closing if found again, he pointed out.
The minister said that the concerned agency would launch campaign to charge fine of Rs 500/- to a person if found moving without mask in public place. Mask is also must for passengers travelling by public transport, he said.
Dr Raut said that the administration was ready with oxygen, medicines, beds, ventilators and other facilities in the major hospitals in Nagpur city. He also wanted that the citizens should display a sense of responsibility and following government rules to tackle coronavirus.
Prajkata Lawangare-Verma, Divisional Commissioner, Vimla R, District Collector, Amitesh Kumar, Commissioner of Police, Rashmi Barve, President of Nagpur Zilla Parishad, and others were present at the press conference.