Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. (File photo)
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. (File photo)

Amid Covid surge in rural areas, Haryana to convert Govt schools, AYUSH centres to isolation centres

ANI | Updated: May 08, 2021 17:24 IST


Chandigarh (Haryana) [India], May 8 (ANI): Concerned over the rise in number of COVID-19 cases in Haryana's rural areas, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said that government schools and AYUSH centres will be converted to isolation centres.
He also directed officials to constitute 8,000 teams led by trainee doctors to conduct tests. The teams will be comprised of ASHA, Anganwadi and health workers.
"Seeing the upsurge in COVID-19 cases in rural areas, CM Manohar Lal Khattar has directed to constitute 8,000 teams led by trainee doctors, comprising ASHA, Anganwadi and health workers, to conduct tests. Govt schools and AYUSH centres to be converted in isolation centres," Haryana CMO said.
Coronavirus cases have been rapidly increasing in Haryana, with as many as 13,867 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.
A total of 13,584 recoveries and 162 deaths were also reported in the same time.
There are currently 1,15,963 active cases in the state. So far, 4,66,420 recoveries and 5,299 deaths have been reported. (ANI)

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