Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, has ordered the officials to conduct Covid-19 screening on every family and take samples if necessary, within the next 90 days.
He also asked the officials to adopt different strategies as per the requirement, in the urban areas. Teams should be formed in such a way that it involves Asha workers, village volunteers and ANMs of each mandal.
The officials were asked to provide 104 vehicles for this purpose and they were also asked to create awareness among the public relating to the Covid-19 spread and safety measures by way of hoardings and media.
In a bid to control the number of cases, the officials of Visakhapatnam are planning to test more people living in containment and high risk zones. Random testing is going to be done at shopping malls, temples, industries and other public spaces. After the tremendous increase in cases across the state, the need to increase the testing has gone up, stated an official from the district administration.
Inputs from Praveena Varma