Active Surveillance Team has been increased. 1852 teams are active now. 41 Fever clinics n Gemini software being used to track ARI cases. 134 ARI cases have been identified. Senior citizens and comorbid residents have been identified.
More than 15 lakh residents have been surveyed under APX strategy.
As per suggestions & guidelines by AYUSH ministry, SMC is distributing Homeopathy medicines to residents in all zones. All shop keepers to maintain two boxes to managed currency to avoid any spread of corona virus through exchange of money during shopping.
227 foot-operated wash-basins have been installed by SMC in various locations. 75 rickshaws are being used to spread awareness and information regarding Covid in city. 453 door to door vehicle is used for same purpose.
Penalties are collected for violating norms related to social distancing, sanitization, wearing of mask, spitting in public and likwise. Heavy fines are collected from violaters in all aspects.
4128 locations have been disinfected today and overall more than 2 lakh spots have been disinfected till date.
More than 4 lakh food packets have been distributed today.
2% extra rebate for paying Property Tax online.
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India goes into Lockdown 3.0 after announcement from the centre. India went into nation-wide lockdown from 25th March 2020 for 21 days. All districts were closed for movement. Social distancing, quarantine, self-isolation, clustering, hotspots, sanitization and such words become everyday norm. By the end of 21 days, it was felt there is need for extension of lockdown as the cases still were shooting up. On 15 April 2020, extension of lockdown was announced till 3rd May, which will make the entire lockdown duration of 40 days.
By the end of April, the curve for corona cases had gone flat. It was reported that the doubling rate, which was initially 5 days for some locations has gone beyond 10 to 15 days. It was signal that things were under control and situation was getting towards exit protocol. As the industries, factories and many markets were shutdown, people working as daily wagers and laboraries had their own worries to sustain in this circumstances. So it was decided to further move migrant laborers and stranded people to their respective locations by prior seeking permissions, following norms and under-going medical screenings and quarantines as per the severity of cases from their origin of travel location.
Aviation, Railways and State Transports remain shut during lockdown.
By the end of April, lockdown was extended for 2 more weeks, which is termed as Lockdown 3.0 and categorize all locations under various zones based on the cases, severity and frequency in occurence. All locations were classified into RED, ORANGE and GREENzones. New norms were set as per zones. India seems to be slowly getting back to it’s normal flow. We will have to see how things unfold in the next two weeks.
Majority of cases are seen in metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Indore, Jaipur, Surat and likewise. Sudden surge in the cases during the first few weeks have left a strong mark on the stabilization of the situation in these cities. But with time, things have returned to the new normal. With health care raising it’s standards and citizens adopting to the situation, gradually everything set into place.
Schools, Colleges, Companies, Factories & many Industries remain shut during lockdown.
Surat fights against corona. Surat being one of the densely populated cities in India as well as the fastest growing cities, it did see the face of corona in its true sense. First week was filled with confusion and eagerness to know what this new global pandemic situation was like. Citizens were stocking up and getting prepared for the situation of lockdown and social distancing. Certain areas were identified as hotspots and soon they were clustered from other parts of the city. As testing went on to increase and new areas identified, there was a point when few areas were kept under curfew to curb the spread of corona cases.
Essential supplies and medical stores were kept open. Proper care was taken to provide relief measures to the needy and stranted. Movement was allowed with the localities during certain hours of the day. With days passing by new norms were being adopted. Satization, disinfection and wearing of masks in public places became the new norm. Covid care centre, hospital, quarantine hostels and home quarantine became part of every day linguistics. Within few weeks, situation was under control. Testing capacity got increased, active survelliance team were able to identify and trace the cases by their expertize, sampling became effective, new areas were identify in early on and clustered. Strong action was being taken against violation of social distancing and movement.
Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Wardboys, Police & Corporation Staff emerge as real Heroes.
In time, everyone got adapted to the situation. Many NGOs rose up to the situation and did every bit of their help in making the city function smoothly. SMC used modern digital technologies to track, trace, locate, update and keep things in check. Schools & colleges started to conducted online classes.
Surat looks to slowly start unfolding it’s arm from these week and by the end of lockdown 3 if the cases go down, city will start to return back it’s usual with hustle and movement.
as of 3rd May 2020, morning
SURAT Corona Updates
Confirmed Positive : 638 Active Cases : 477 Patient Recovered : 133 Total Death : 28 Cases Tested : 11879 Under Quarantine : 2199
GUJARAT Corona Updates
Confirmed Positive : 5054 Patient Recovered : 896 Total Death : 262 Cases Tested : 74116 Under Quarantine : 45739
INDIA Corona Updates
Active Cases : 28046 Discharged/Cured : 10632 Deaths : 1301 Total Tested : 976363
Surat is under lockdown since 25th March 2020, along with other districts of India due to the COVID-19 pandemic caused by novel corona virus SARS-CoV-2. Currently there is no known solution to treat this disease and social distancing along with rigourous hygiene practices like frequently washing hands, avoiding touching of surfaces and faces, using sanitizer, covering faces with masks, wearing gloves are at the highest priority. City corporation in this fight to protect it’s citizen is constantly on the move by disinfecting the areas were corona positive cases are found as well as all public areas like shops, malls, marts, vegetable marts, ATMs etc.
PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE
When we are fighting with a new disease, the best medicine is to reduce the impact of spread by following the preventive measures. In this fight with Corona virus, Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has taken up many preventive and precautionary measures to tackle the outbreak and keep the city safe and secure.
SMC keeps a check on the cleanliness of Surat under the door-to-door waste collection regime.
TRACK, IDENTIFY, ISOLATE, CONTAIN AND TREAT
SMC constantly identifies corona virus infected localities and immediately disinfects the entire vicinity with disinfectents. By active survelliance, SMC has managed to identify the corona infected cases by reaching out to every nook and corner of the city and determine the flow of infection across the city. By keeping a tap on rising cases, identifying the clusters and isolating those clusters from other areas of the cities, restricting the movement across the city as well as applying curfew in heavily infected localities, SMC is carrying every possible move to contain this corona virus spread as well as restrict the spread of this disease.
Disinfections carried out today in locations : 4484 Disinfections carried out till date : 117250+
SMC under it’s SAMVEDNA care for citizens regime provides relief to needy citizens by distributing over 9 lakh food packets daily along with the help from NGOs and Akashaypatra.