Hyderabad: Bars, pubs told to ensure Covid tests for entire staff

Hyderabad: With almost all major establishments including bars and restaurants operating in full strength across Hyderabad, the Health Department on Sunday urged the management to ensure workers employed with them undergo Covid-19 tests at least once a week.

Eateries, bars, and pubs have been registering a significant increase in their customers. Almost all of them provide an air-conditioned ambiance, which also increases the risk of the spread of Covid-19 infection.

“We urge the management of commercial establishments to send employees to the nearest government facility for Covid-19 tests. We are providing the tests free of cost and they are welcome to send employees for testing. Employees from such establishments must have negative Covid-19 certificates,” Director of Public Health Dr. G Srinivasa Rao said.

Sanitizing all inundated areas

Hyderabad: The Health Department requested the Municipal Administration and Urban Development officials to conduct a widespread sanitization drive to prevent Covid-19 outbreaks in the flood-affected areas of GHMC.

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the MA&UD officials, especially teams from the NDRF and Fire Department had conducted sanitizing of public areas with Sodium Hypochlorite. The department now had an adequate quantity of this solution, so that sanitizing activity could be taken up across the city or at least in places that were most affected by flooding, said Dr. Rao.

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