Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee says trucks originating from other states could be potential carriers of Covid-19 – kolkata

Expressing concern over the latest surge in Covid-19 circumstances in Bengal’s Jhargram, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, throughout an administrative assembly within the district on Wednesday, stated trucks and lorries originating from other states would possibly be carriers of coronavirus.

Banerjee additionally stated that there was no clear concept but over the modes of virus transmission, and it was essential to conduct “forensic tests” on truck tyres to make sure they weren’t contaminated.

“We should not forget that Jhargram shares border with Jharkhand. There are trucks from Mumbai, Chennai and other states passing through the district. We can conduct forensic tests on the tyres of a couple of lorries that pass through the toll plaza to see if the virus is spreading through these,” she maintained.

The chief minister additional claimed that it can’t be stated for positive if the virus spreads from the garments folks put on and the baggage we supply.

“I think this (Covid-19) is also air-borne. We actually do not have a clear idea how it is spreading, if it can get transmitted from the bag we are using in the market or from the clothes… The only thing that we can do is take appropriate precautionary measures. And since cases are on the rise in Jhargram, we have to take measures in advance,” Banerjee defined.

She stated that truck drivers coming to the state from elsewhere ought to carry personal meals.

“People coming in lorries from other states, such as Delhi, Mumbai or Chennai, must carry own food. The virus might be spreading when these people sit in dhabas to eat food.

“If they want to eat in dhabas, proper sanitisation and health protocol should be followed there,” she stated asking the administration to chalk out a plan on this connection.

Urging folks to strictly observe security tips, the chief minister stated her authorities would distribute masks to the poor free of value.

“I saw people moving around without masks here. If needed, they should be given masks by the police during Durga Pujas through community development programmes,” she stated.

Of the 79 gram panchayats in Jhargram, 10 has been affected by the illness, a senior official stated.

The district at present has 209 energetic circumstances, whereas 10 folks have succumbed to the an infection to date, based on the bulletin launched by the state well being division.

The CM, through the assembly, additionally requested the district administration to determine a chunk of land, the place a press membership could be constructed.

She highlighted varied welfare schemes initiated by her authorities, and enlisted insurance policies useful for the scheduled caste and tribal inhabitants.

Banerjee requested the district officers to make sure all beneficiaries obtain their dues with none problem.

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‘Inspect tyres’: Mamata Banerjee amid concerns trucks are Covid carriers – india news

Covid-19 might be spreading through airborne transmission and coming to Bengal by trucks and lorries originating from different states, famous chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday.

The chief minister’s apprehension comes a day after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) mentioned Covid-19 can unfold by airborne transmission.

“No matter what others say, Covid-19 is surely spreading through air-borne transmission. We still don’t know till how far the virus is spreading through air. Everyone is giving a different opinion. All we can do is to take precaution till the time a vaccine is developed,” she mentioned at an administrative assembly on Tuesday.

The CDC in an up to date steering on Monday had mentioned that Covid-19 can unfold by airborne transmission. A month in the past, the CDC took down the same warning. The up to date steering mentioned that the virus can linger within the air for minutes to hours in small droplets and particles, or aerosols, and a few folks might get contaminated by publicity to those.

The chief minister suggested officers of Jhargram district, the place the executive assembly was being held, to verify the tyres of some trucks getting into the state. Jhargram shares its borders with Jharkhand and Covid-19 numbers have been rising within the district over the previous few weeks.

“We need to test the tyres of a few trucks which are entering the state through toll plazas. If the virus can be transmitted through clothes and shopping bags, then why not tyres,” Banerjee mentioned.

Even although research have proven that the virus might unfold readily in a closed, small setting like public transport, no examine has been revealed but hinting that the virus might be transmitted by tyres of transferring automobiles.

“In my locality, six members of one family had tested positive. From them, the disease had spread to 36 others. I had stopped the movement of vehicles on the road where the house was located because as vehicles move from one place to another, they can spread diseases. The tyres of vehicles can carry organisms, which can trigger diseases. Soon after the locality was turned into a containment zone and the movement of vehicles was stopped, the disease stopped spreading. But as soon as the restrictions were withdrawn on September 8, it again started spreading. Two of my office-bearers have tested positive after the restrictions were lifted,” she added.

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