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    Jammu divisional commissioner reviews Covid mitigation measures amid Omicron scare

     


    Jammu divisional commissioner reviews Covid mitigation measures amid Omicron scare
        
    JAMMU: The divisional commissioner of Jammu reviewed the Covid testing and mitigation measures on Tuesday night amid concerns over new coronavirus variant Omicron, an official spokesperson said.
        
    Divisional Commissioner Raghav Langer directed the concerned officers to access data from the Air Suvidha portal for early detection of passengers coming from 'at-risk' countries, he said.
        
    The state surveillance officer (SSO) was asked to share the lists with the chief medical officers (CMOs) and field surveillance units on a real-time basis.
        
    "The CMOs were asked to paste stickers of 'home quarantine' on the gate of (accommodations) foreign travellers during the observation period of eight days," the spokesperson said.
        
    The administrations of Kathua, Jammu and Reasi districts, which are the entry points to the Jammu division, were also asked to set up paid quarantine centres, he said.
        
    The health department was directed to designate separate wards for Covid-positive patients with foreign travel history, according to the spokesperson.
        
    The divisional commissioner was apprised that the DRDO Hospital, Jammu will be the designated facility for containment of Covid patients with foreign travel history, the spokesperson said.
        
    Langer also asked the concerned officials to ensure strict compliance of the Centre's revised guidelines for international passengers issued on November 28, he said.–(PTI)

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