Cuttack: The Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) has been utilising the shutdown to speed up contract tracing, CMC Commissioner Ananya Das has informed.
As part of the initiative, the CMC has deployed five additional rapid response teams, bringing the number to 15. Also, two mobile sampling units have been added to the task force.
The commissioner took to social media on Thursday night to give these updates on the shutdown situation in Millenium City.
“This time is very crucial for us. We are carrying out rapid contact tracing of positive cases and testing them,” the IAS officer said.
#Cuttack To break the #COVID19 chain, we need to be alert, aware and self-practice the guidelines strictly. In the light of rising cases, Commissioner, CMC @AnanyaDasIAS, shares an extremely vital message for all of us. Do watch and follow the words diligently! #MustWatch pic.twitter.com/kg63znQEWj
— CMC,Cuttack (@CMCCuttack) July 9, 2020
Das reminded everyone to wear masks, wash hands and maintain social distancing in order to break the chain.
She appealed to the city denizens to cooperate, saying that shutdown “is a very painful process for the society as a whole and the administration” and that the main focus is to “break the chain”.