Doctors and officials in Lucknow are on high alert and are all set to fight the spread of novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Lucknow. Till press time on Tuesday (March 17), KGMU doctors had conducted test on 50 fresh patients with Coronavirus like symptoms. Out of these, 46 tested negative while reports for 4 cases are still pending.
Over the last few days, two patients in Lucknow have tested positive while out of the 13 suspected cases, 12 are admitted in isolation wards at KGMU, Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences and Lok Bandhu Hospital. The 13th case, however, is asked to home quarantine for 15 days.
Earlier on Monday, officials in Lucknow had passed an order to shut Zoo for visitors till March 23 and weekly markets like Budh Bazaar were suspended till March 31. District administration has also issued a circular to shut all Gyms, Cinema Halls, Discos, Swimming Pools and Coaching centres till March 31. This circular is attached below-
The closure has been announced in lieu of Coronavirus scare on the advice of the district administration to check public gathering. Guidelines were also issued for the conduct of board exams in Schools and for Restaurants & Hotels to keep the premises clean. Administration is also keeping a close watch on the availability of masks and sanitisers in the market.
Earlier in the day, my colleague at Knocksense had reported a detailed article on Coronavirus- Its current situation in India, Symptoms & its impact on the world. You can read it here.