City Buzz: Aerial Sanitization in Raipur | Bhilwara’s COVID feat | Hyderabad makes use of lockdown time… and more

A quick recap of some interesting news from different cities over the week that passed

Bhilwara: 25 COVID patients cured, one fresh case reported 

All 25 COVID-19 patients of Bhilwara are cured of the pandemic viral infection. However, on the late evening of April 9th,  a fresh positive case was reported from the town. From March 19th till April 8th, the textile town in Rajasthan had reported only 27 COVID patients. Two patients died during the course of treatment which caused panic in the state.

Bhilwara was one of the first districts in India to report the outbreak. Now, chief minister Ashok Gehlot directed officials to implement the ‘Bhilwara Model’ in other COVID-19 hotspots in the state including Jaipur.  Chief Secretary (Health) Rohit Kumar Singh said, it was a Herculean task but well accomplished by the administration. They will continue to be more vigilant to ensure that no further outbreak happens occurs in the coming times.

Source: The Times of India

Hyderabad: Construction and repair works speed up amidst lockdown

Citizens of Hyderabad will be getting a surprise after lockdown as the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has invested the time in expediting the construction of flyovers and grade separators under Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP). Mayor Bonthu Rammohan tweeted that he was instructed by KTR to make use of this lockdown to complete all major works involving construction and repairs. KTR himself took an active interest and even visited a couple of sites in the city where maintenance work was being conducted.

The authorities are also taking special measures to ensure the safety of workers. They are provided with appropriate protective gear and maintaining social distancing while working.

Source: The Times of India

Raipur: Drones to conduct aerial sanitization

Raipur police have started a trial by deploying drones for aerial sanitization. The drones are used for sprinkling disinfectants in different areas of Raipur to fight the spread of COVID-19. The drone was developed by cops in 17-18 hours, at an estimated cost of Rs. 2.5 lakh.

Satish Thakur, DSP traffic, who took the initiative, said that drones are used in the agriculture field to sprinkle pesticides and it can be easily used for disinfecting areas that are dense and narrow, restricting the movement of vehicles. He further explained that the drone is attached to a 5-litre tank containing disinfectant and two batteries. One battery runs for about 15-20 minutes and the spray is remote controlled. Monitoring needs to be done manually, as cameras are not installed in these drones.

Source: The Times of India

10 fresh cases in Punjab’s Mohali, total tally now 48 

With the new cases, the coronavirus count in Mohali has jumped to 48. The district is topping the COVID-19 tally in Punjab. Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan said that extensive sampling has been enabled in the district to identify positive cases and ensure their timely isolation. The health authorities in Mohali district are conducting extensive sampling of contacts of the coronavirus patients. District administration has already sealed the entry points to hotspots in Mohali and has also sealed the Delhi- Ambala highway.

Source: Deccan Herald

[Compiled by Rishabh Shrivastava]

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