Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, November 18
Keeping in view the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Chandigarh and it’s adjoining states, the UT Health Department has asked Chandigarh residents to avoid travelling to high-risk zones such as New Delhi and NCR region unless unavoidable.
The department said the probability of getting infected increases substantially when people travel to high-risk zones.
The advisory reads, “People coming back from Delhi should maintain six feet distance from their family members and always wear a mask at home and limit contact with others to less than fifteen minutes.”
The health department has also requested people travelling back from New Delhi by bus to avail the free Covid testing facility provided at Sector 17 bus stand.
Those coming from Delhi should also follow these norms at their workplace to prevent the spread of infection to their colleagues and acquaintances.
The department has made an appeal to the Delhi returnees to get tested immediately if symptomatic and opt for volunteer testing even if they are asymptomatic for the safety of their family and colleagues.
The department stated that free voluntary testing facility is available at GMSH-16, Civil Hospital Manimajra, Civil Hospital Sector 22, Civil Hospital Sector 45 and mobile testing units as per schedule.