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Fresh case in Ranipet after 16 days, dist administration enforces strict measures
Ranipet reported a fresh case on Thursday after a gap of 16 days as a 58-yearold man, who returned from Maharashtra, tested positive for COVID-19. The Thursday’s case has again turned Ranipet district into a red zone and the administration has started initiating tougher measures.
Meanwhile, after inquiring the 58-year-old man, Ranipet officials managed to trace the driver of the lorry, which was bound for a tannery at Vaniyambadi in nearby Tirupattur district. However, the driver tested negative. But, as a precautionary measure, Tirupattur officials have tested the tannery workers. Collector MP Sivan Arul also ordered the sealing of a nearby hospital which the tannery workers used to visit.
With the Maharashtra returnee, the total count of Ranipet district, which earlier reported 39 positive cases, has now increased to 40. Out of 1,874 persons tested, 1,388 emerged negative, while results are being awaited for the rest, revealed sources.
All local residents returning from other states or districts have been asked to upload the details of their stay in the Ranipet district’s official link. While collector S Divyadarshini clarified that the submission of details was not an entry pass, officials said those reaching the district borders without furnishing the information of their outstation stay through the link would not be allowed inside.
Tirupattur district reported 18 positive cases and 17 patients were discharged after testing negative at the Vellore government medical college hospital. The remaining case is a women inspector of Vaniyambadi taluk station who tested positive. The station was reopened for regular work on the orders of SP P Vijayakumar on Friday.
Meanwhile, Vellore collector A Shanmuga Sundaram ordered VAOs and village panchayat clerks to “promptly report the arrival of people from other states, districts.”