Pune, 6th March 2021: A report made by the Indian Institute of Science Education And Research (IISER) Pune and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) suggests that the Maharashtra state government should restrict colleges, restaurants, bars and malls on an experimental basis, to reduce the rising graph of Covid-19 infected patient.
The recent spike in Covid-19 positive patients forced the district authority to impose various restrictions in the district. The government has imposed a night curfew, and schools, colleges are closed again. The authorities have also reduced the timings of the restaurants and bar.
A recently submitted report to the district authority notes that it is necessary to keep watch on places where crowds gather on a large number. Moreover, the closure of schools and colleges for two months could reduce the number up to 35 percent, and the closing of restaurants, bars, and malls can reduce the infection by up to 20 percent. Furthermore, if a parcel facility is made available to people, the number can reduce up to 15 percent.
“A structural audit was done for a jumbo covid treatment centre, and it is clear that the centre can treat the patient for the next three months. A new tender procedure will begin soon to provide the manpower to the centre”, said Saurabh Rao, Pune divisional commissioner.
The District administration has stated that they will conduct a study to observe the impact of vaccination, and after that, the administration will take further decisions.
Meanwhile, the authority has directed the IISER and TCS to determine the causes of the increase in infected patients.