Around 1.10 lakh persons were vaccinated in Erode district, 4.83 lakh underwent corona test and 16,033 persons got cured from corona infection in the district so far, Collector C Kathiravan said.
He slapped a fine of Rs 5000 each on 4 shops, including a bakery and a tea shop at Anaikalpalayam, Erode, for non-compliance of corona safety norms and directed the officials to seal them.
After reviewing corona prevention measures at the collectorate on Friday, he said that
”corona virus control activities in Erode district are being carried out on a wartime basis.
In addition, the government is taking various measures to control the corona epidemic.
In order to prevent the spread of corona virus infection, the curfew order has been in force in Tamil Nadu since 25.3.2020 under the National Disaster Management Act with various restrictions and relaxations.
Following that, the general curfew order across Tamil Nadu has been extended till 12 midnight till 30.4.2021.
To date, 17,874 people have been infected with the corona virus in Erode district, of which 16,033 have recovered.
1689 persons are currently receiving treatment. Perundurai Government Erode Medical College Hospital has 400 beds, Erode GH has 208 beds and Gobi, Bhavani, Sathy, Anthiyur and Perundurai GHs have 684 beds where 211 were getting treatment as inpatients and 87 as outpatients.
In addition, as temporary corona centers for corona virus infection, 2700 beds were kept ready in various colleges and PHCs. In private hospitals, 242 beds were kept for treatment.
In Erode district, 934 persons have been isolated at home for infection.
Adequate stock of corona virus vaccine are available.
In addition, corona virus vaccine is provided free of cost at Government Erode Medical College Hospital, Erode Government General Hospital and Government Primary Health Centers.
Asking traders to follow corona safety norms strictly, he urged the departments including the corporation, the health, revenue departments and the panchayats to constantly monitor corona prevention activities such as wearing mask, washing hands with soap or hand sanitizer, adhering to community spaces Strict action will be taken against those who do not follow the standard guidelines issued regarding corona infection, he warned.
Therefore, those with symptoms of illness including cold and flu should immediately approach the nearest government hospitals and seek medical advice. The public must wear a mask when entering public places. Failure to wear the mask will result in a fine of Rs.200 / -.
In addition, establishments and shops, including shopping malls, vegetable shops, supermarkets, jewelery shops and textile shops, will be sealed and fined up to Rs 5,000 if they do not comply with government regulations. He sought the full cooperation of public to the immunization efforts.