Center instructs states to set up 24-hour covid testing booths to prevent omicron

The Central Government has directed the states to identify convenient locations for setting up 24 * 8 Quick Cove Testing Booths. This is done to make it easier for the corona to be tested and to speed up the process of rapid isolation. It is to be noted that the new variant of Corona Omicron has become a cause of headache for the government. States have been instructed to increase the number of Corona test centers, keeping in mind Omicron In particular, additional emphasis has been placed on expanding the Bapid Antigen Testing Center.

In a letter to the chief secretaries of the states, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan and ICMR DG Balaram Varghese said, ‘

Already, the number of people infected with Omicron across the country has reached 6 out of 1,200 The number of common covid infections is also increasing In this context, a set of guidelines has been issued for the states and union territories, saying that if there are any symptoms like fever, runny nose, cough, sore throat, headache, shortness of breath, etc., Covid should be examined immediately. If a person has such symptoms, he must be in the home quarantine in accordance with the Covid rules. At the same time, health workers and paramedics have been asked to raise awareness about the use of home test kits.