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Nashik: Active Covid cases rise, citizens urged to follow norms | Nashik News

NASHIK: The city has reported a slight rise in active Covid patients over the past three weeks.
According to the reports provided by the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC), the number of active patients have increased from 147 on December 5 to 255 on Dec 24.
NMC’s medical superintendent Bapusaheb Nagargoje expressed concern that people are not following Covid appropriate behaviour in markets and public places.
“A section of people are not wearing masks during weddings and other social functions. Considering the entry of the new variant in the state, we all need to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour to prevent the spread of the virus,” he said.
Meanwhile, NMC commissioner Kailas Jadhav has directed the officials to intensify the drive against those not wearing masks at weddings, functions, markets and public places.
Jadhav has also directed the divisional officers of all six divisions to pay random visits at the wedding functions to ensure that the Covid appropriate behaviour is being followed.
If people are found without masks, then owner of the wedding halls & lawns are to be slapped with a fine of Rs 25,000. In addition, the families of the bride and grooms are also to be fined Rs 25,000.
NMC officials said they are taking all the measures and keeping an eye on international travellers coming to Nashik city over the last one month.
So far, 1,275 international travellers have come to Nashik city as per the list received from the state government. NMC has collected swabs of 400 of them. One has been detected with Omicron variant, while 399 travellers have tested negative.

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