Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur held video conference with all the Deputy Commissioners, Superintendents of Police and Chief Medical Officers of the State from Shimla today to take stock of the situation arisen due to outbreak of Coronavirus epidemic in the country as well as the State.Chief Minister said that in order to maintain law and order, the State Government has decided to install CCTV cameras in all the major religious places of the State. The concerned Deputy Commissioners would provide details of such religious places in their respective districts so that CCTV cameras could be installed at the earliest.Jai Ram Thakur said that after the appeal of State Government to the Tablighi Jamaat, 12 persons who had visited the function of Nijamudeen Tablighi Jamaat at Delhi have voluntarily come forward and disclosed their travel history. He said that in addition to this, 52 primary contacts of these jamaatis have also voluntarily disclosed their history. He said that all these 64 persons have been put under quarantine and their tests were being conducted.Chief Minister said that under the Active Case Finding Campaign (ACFC), health information of over 23 lakh persons have been collected by the health workers during door to door campaign during last three days.
He said that the people were being sensitized regarding directions of Central and State Governments for prevention of coronavirus.Jai Ram Thakur said that as many as 4458 persons had been kept under surveillance for coronavirus in the State so far out of which 2013 people had completed 28 days of surveillance period. He said that investigations of 83 persons for COVID-19 had been done in the State today out of which 32 samples have been found negative and reports of 51 samples were still awaited. He said that 456 persons had so far been investigated in the State for coronavirus. Chief Minister stressed the need of adequate stock of essential commodities in open markets to facilitate the people. He said that efforts should also be made to ensure buffer stock in Civil Supplies Corporation’s depots. He said that special thrust should be laid on checking, hoarding and profiteering and strict action must be taken against the violators.Additional Chief Secretary Health R.D. Dhiman said that Active Case Finding Campaign launched in the State and as many as 85 persons were under observation. He said that this does not mean that they are suffering from Covid-19 but this was being done as a precautionary measure so that if in any case there were some symptoms, the persons can be investigated immediately.Chief Secretary Anil Khachi, Director General of Police S.R. Mardi, Additional Chief Secretary Home Manoj Kumar, Principal Secretaries Prabodh Saxena, J.C. Sharma, Onkar Chand Sharma and Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Sanjay Kundu, Secretary Rajneesh also attended the meeting.