NAMSAI, 20 May: The Namsai district administration has made it mandatory for all shopkeepers in the township area to get themselves and their staffers tested for Covid-19 to arrest the chain of transmission in commercial areas under its ‘test and track’ campaign.
A schedule has been prepared with the entire area demarcated into three sections, and testing is to be carried out in three consecutive days to facilitate crowd management.
On the first day of the ‘test and track’ campaign, shopkeepers responded well, with 100 persons turning up to get tested. The positivity rate was found to be one percent.
Subsequently, on completion of assessment in an area, the administration, along with the police will inspect each shop to ensure that every individual has undergone testing.
The shopkeepers shall be allowed to operate only after having tested negative, for which the shop owners and the bazaar secretary are to extend full cooperation. (DIPRO)