Greater than 95 individuals have been positioned underneath dwelling quarantine in Vellore district. The Division of Public Well being, which acquired knowledge from Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare (MOHFW) on the journey historical past of individuals, has requested these residents to keep up dwelling quarantine at the very least for the subsequent 14 days.
A group of officers led by Vellore Tahsildar V. Saravanamuthu joined by well being officers ensured dwelling quarantine for 63 individuals from Vellore block on Tuesday. The remaining individuals had been accounted for by the respective taluk income and well being officers.
Talking to The Hindu, Mr. Saravanamuthu stated the record despatched by MOHFW has been accomplished and the homes had been disinfected by well being officers. A sticker with the title of the individual quarantined and variety of individuals underneath dwelling quarantine was pasted on the entrance of the home to make sure others didn’t enter. A stamp was placed on the arms of the individuals underneath dwelling quarantine to establish them, he stated.
There isn’t a want for panic as of now, he stated. With the Prime Minister asserting for a nation-wide shutdown for 21 days, it might assist to stop the virus spreading into the neighborhood, an official from the well being division stated. Residents within the metropolis on dwelling quarantine should be suggested to stay indoors for 28 days to any extent further, he stated.
In the meantime, the District Collector, A. Shanmuga Sundaram issued a stern warning towards these wandering on the streets and requested them to stay indoors for the sake of their well being and for others’ well being. Police have been requested to clear them instantly, in the event that they had been seen roaming unnecessarily, he stated.