In a improvement that’s inflicting concern to the State authorities, three more COVID-19 associated deaths had been reported on Wednesday taking the tally to 9. There was a sudden spike in the number of positive cases at this time with 30 sufferers detected with COVID-19.
Incidentally, all three deceased, and 30 individuals who examined optimistic on Wednesday, returned after attending the Markaz prayers in Nizamuddin at New Delhi between March 13 and 15. Of the three deaths, two sufferers died in Gandhi Hospital whereas one handed away in Yashoda Hospital. All 9 deaths recorded up to now are of the individuals of the non secular congregation in New Delhi.
A press launch from the Chief Minister’s Office issued within the midnight mentioned Chief Minister Ok. Chandrasekhar Rao held a marathon assembly with officers on the steps being taken by the Government to include the virus. The officers identified that the recent instances had been all linked with the Markaz prayer returnees and their relations.
The Chief Minister was knowledgeable that originally, it was thought that the coronavirus associated instances pertained to the overseas returnees. Even the primary few optimistic instances had been handled and lots of of them have been discharged too. But, of late, the rise within the instances is attributed to the Markaz prayer returnees.
All Markaz returnees to be examined
In view of the spike in instances, the Government had determined to ship all of the Markaz prayer returnees and their relations for checks. Tests on 300 are but to be carried out, the official launch mentioned. It was requested that the relations and their acquaintances, who got here involved with the returnees ought to report back to hospitals for checks.
Stating that the Nizamuddin returnees had been at excessive danger of contracting virus, Government wished them to cooperate with the well being officers to get the check executed. Mr. Rao sought the cooperation of the folks throughout the subsequent few days of lockdown in order that the coronavirus risk subsides.
Full kits for docs, paramedics
He mentioned Government would offer PPE kits N-95 masks and essential medicines to the medical and well being workers treating the COVID-19 sufferers. He mentioned Government was in accordance prime precedence for the protection of the docs and paramedical workers.
The overview assembly was attended by the Health Minister Etela Rajender, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, Special Chief Secretary Health A Santhi Kumar, Principal Secretary Finance Ok.Ramakrishna Rao and Health University Vice-Chancellor Karunakar Reddy.
No wage cuts for well being, police
The Chief Minister additionally determined to not lower the salaries of the well being and medical workers and police personnel, who’re concerned within the COVID-19 associated work.
The authorities additionally determined to announce incentives to the mentioned personnel.