Pune, November 24, 2020: While the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is bracing for an anticipated second wave of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Pune, the civic administration is keeping a close eye on possible ‘super spreaders’ of the infection. The PMC officials, employees, small traders, grocery shopkeepers, vegetable sellers, hotel owners-waiters are among the few who could be plausible super-spreaders of the disease, assuming there are high chances of them contracting the infection.
PMC has started noting down every change in the city against the backdrop of the second wave of the coronavirus. Holding the experience of the last eight months of pandemic treatment, it is gearing up for the second wave now. As a part of the same, they are focusing on potential virus spreaders. The procedure will be to conduct large-scale tests, detect asymptomatic people and isolate them. Many citizens ignore taking COVID tests as they don’t show any symptoms. So, the PMC has decided to track down all ‘super-spreaders’ and test them. Workers, truck drivers, rickshaw pullers, laborers, porters, construction workers, police, home guards, security guards and government and semi-government employees providing essential services will also be examined.