As many as 1211 people, who were stranded in Pathankot district of Punjab due to the imposition of lockdown, were brought today at Lakhanpur in Punjab Roadways buses who have completed 21 days of quarantine at different quarantine centers of Pathankot.
DC Kathua informed that the Pathankot Administration handed over these people to Kathua District Administration at Lakhanpur amid proper arrangements. He said that stranded people passed through the sanitization tunnel and then they stood in a queue maintaining social distancing.
He further said that a team of doctors and paramedical staff recorded their temperature through hand held thermometer and they were asked to fill a self reporting form at Lakhanpur indicating their personal information, travel history and whether they were showing any symptoms of COVID-19.
The District Administration has arranged a fleet of SRTC buses to send these people to their respective districts, DC said and added that 350 people in today`s batch belong to Kashmir while, rest of them belong to Jammu Division. District wise segregation of travelers was also done and different buses for different districts will be sent directly from Lakhanpur, DDC said.
The DDC along with SSP, Shailendra Mishra also inspected other arrangements put in place at Lakhanpur to restrain coronavirus. Strict lock down guidelines was enforced at Lakhanpur to ensure no unchecked inward/outward movement except for essential and medical services, DDC divulged.
ADC Kathua, Atul Gupta, Nodal Officer for Lakhanpur control room, Arvind Karwani, ASP, Ramnish Gupta, DSP HQ, Majid Mehboob, DSP DAR, K D Bhagat, Tehsildars, Naib Tehsildars and other District Officers were also present on this occasion.