Chennai may seal biz units over Covid-19 norm violations

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Chennai, April 30 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation has threatened to seal business units for three months if they didn’t follow the social distancing norms and other regulations to curb spread of coronavirus.

According to Commissioner G. Prakash, special teams would be formed to ensure following of social distancing norms to curb coronavirus infection.

Chennai has reported 768 Covid-19 cases. Prakash said three of the 15 divisions of Chennai accounted for 65 per cent of the case-load.

The corporation will deploy resources in a focussed manner and a separate team for containment zone management has been set up. The essentials for people in the Containment zone will be provided. Where ever water supply was an issue, water tanks would be installed, he said.

According to him, around 1,250 samples are being tested a day and the number will be raised to 2,000 a day. There are 22,000-bed quarantine facility in the state.

For admitting the mild cases, another 22,000-bed quarantine facility will be readied in 15 days.

–IANS

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