Increasing Covid-19 cases; schools shut

Dr Pawar, MP Godse test positive for COVID-19
Increasing Covid-19 cases; schools shut

NASHIK: District Guardian Minister Chhagan Bhujbal has announced a decision to close physical schools from classes I to IX from Monday, 10th January to 31st January as the number of Covid case is increasing in the city. He also said that only 10th and 12th classes will continue. This decision has been taken on the backdrop of Corona.

He did not rule out taking a tough decision in future if the number of patients continues to rise. He was interacting to media persons after the Covid-19 review meeting held at Niyojan Bhavan in the District Collectorate.

The number of patients in the city has increased from 421 on December 28, 2021 to 461 on January 5. This is an increase of eight days. In the ashram school, 14 children were found to be infected with Corona and one was found to be infected with Omicron.

Bhujbal said that the decision was taken in view of the need to close schools in the city as per the decision taken in Mumbai, Pune and Thane in view of all these circumstances. All the government, private offices, businesses, private entities in the city have been asked to implement ‘No Vaccine, No Entry’ rule. However, it does not seem to be implemented properly.

'No Vaccine, No Ration'

Bhujbal also appealed to those who have not been vaccinated to get vaccinated immediately, adding that the “No Vaccine, No Ration” campaign will be implemented now and everyone should be vaccinated in the next eight days, otherwise those who have not been vaccinated will not get ration.

Dr Pawar, MP Godse test positive for COVID-19

Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Bharati Pawar on Thursday said she has tested positive for coronavirus. MP Hemant Godse has also tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time. “Today my #Covid-19 test report has come out positive and I have quarantined myself at home. All those who came in contact with me in the last few days are requested to get their #Covid test done and follow the rules for prevention of coronavirus,” the minister tweeted. Pawar is the Lok Sabha member from Dindori in Nashik district of Maharashtra.

Take precautions, appeals Mayor

Currently, the rising number of Covid-19 patients is indicating towards the unwanted third wave of corona infection in the country, state and Nashik city. It is said to be very harmful. While reviewing this, the Nahsik city mayor Satish Kulkarni said that, it was seen that the number of newly infected patients is increasing in such an ascending order every day in a fold.

The people of Nashik need to be alert in time and cooperate to be safe from the possible third wave, appealed the Mayor. The mayor informed that out of a population of 13,63,700, a total of 12,64,073 people, or 93%, have received the first dose of vaccination. The number of people receiving the second dose of vaccination is 8,93,834.

The remaining 1 lakh people or 7% have not taken a single dose. There are 1,63,740 people who have taken the first dose of vaccine but have not taken the second dose even after the 2nd dose date has went. Over 1 lakh citizens have not received any dose of vaccination, they may be at high risk of third wave Dr Nagargoje said. Vaccination should be increased by setting up vaccination centers in schools and colleges for children in the age group of 15 to 18 years as directed by the Government of India.

Cases rising

With the recovery of 130 patients and detection of 538 new cases with reports of two deaths, the Covid-19 recovery rate of the district and NMC limits is currently hovering around 98 per cent ie, 97.44% and 97.66% respectively. As per the report released by Dr. Anant Pawar, District Nodal Officer (EOC) District Civil Hospital, Nashik, 419 new cases detected in NMC limits which is a big concern. Thus, the tally of the infected patients under the NMC limits has reached to 2,34,422.

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