ANANTNAG: Advisor to Lt Governor Baseer Ahmad Khan Monday asked DC Anantnag to trace all the contacts of Covid-19 patients in the district and take them to quarantine after necessary screening. He also directed the officials to ensure full-proof screening of truck drivers and helpers at Lower Munda and Zig Mor. He stated this while conducting an extensive tour of various areas on the National Highway (NH) from Srinagar to Jammu to review the implementation of lockdown and other preparedness. At Lower Munda, he directed DC Anantnag to implement lockdown strictly across the district in order to break the chain of coronavirus transmission. He also stressed on proper facilities to be provided to medical fraternity, including ample stock of personal protective equipment (PPE). He urged the officials to ensure that those in quarantine should complete their full quarantine period of 14 days. They should be released only after all medical formalities, he further added. Advisor directed officers to remain alert and keep a close vigil on the current situation along with their staff in their respective jurisdiction, besides provide all necessary support to the local population. He said that the government has put in place an effective and robust system in a mission mode. He urged all the stakeholders to voluntarily cooperate with the government for the safety of people and society as whole.
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