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COVID-19: Lt Governor G C Murmu visits Railway Station, tours Jammu city post lockdown relaxations

Tours across prominent city markets to get a first hand appraisal of the ground situation

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Jammu , 23 May 2020

Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu, today visited the railway station and then toured prominent places & markets across the Jammu city to get a first-hand appraisal of  the situation on ground post relaxation of lockdown restrictions.At the railway station, the Lt Governor took stock of the facilities being provided to the people of J&K who were  stranded outside and are being brought back through special trains. Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Ms. Sushma Chauhan, briefed the Lt Governor about the whole process of  sampling of the returnees and various procedures involved in the process. She further informed that Nodal Officers have been appointed at different levels to ensure efficient  working on ground. She conveyed that around 9000 returnees in 10 special trains at an average of 900 passengers per train have to be received as on date at Jammu railway  station.The Lt Governor observed that there should be strict implementation of all SoPs across the board and stressed on ensuring that protocols be followed during the entire  process of deboarding, sampling, and further transit of the returnees to their respective districts. 

He emphasized on ensuring availability of sanitizers and masks for the  passengers on the railway station to avoid transmission of virus and sanitizing the whole premises with disinfectants periodically. The Lt Governor underlined the importance of  proper disposal of PPE kits as per protocol and also directed for ensuring availability of provision of sufficient quantity of food for the returnees, besides provision of fans/cooling  facility in the holding area.The Lt Governor enquired about the sample collection process in the district and passed on-spot directions to officers to ensure timely sampling and  speeding up of testing process. ‘Focus on coordination across all levels so that the whole process goes on smoothly’, he added.Later, the Lt Governor visited prominent places  and markets across the Jammu city to get a first-hand appraisal of the situation on ground post relaxation of lockdown restrictions. He exhorted officers to make continuous efforts  to keep people aware about the existing risk and inculcating in them behavioral changes of wearing masks and adhering to social distancing in public spaces to prevent the  spread of corona virus.Sh. Deepak Kumar, ADGP, Railways; Sh. Shridhar Patil ,SSP Jammu; Sh. Arif Rishu, SSP Railways and senior officers from the civil administration & police  remained present on the occasion.


Tags: Girish Chandra Murmu , Coronavirus



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