Aurangabad, Nov 22:
In the backdrop of rising Covid-19 cases in Delhi, the municipal corporation has decided to check every passenger that enters the city by train from Delhi. Antigen tests were carried out on 267 passengers on Sunday at the railway station. One passenger was found positive. Eight passengers underwent RT-PCR test, said municipal health officer Dr Nita Padalkar.
Country''s capital New Delhi has seen a rapid rise in coronavirus cases in the past few days. The number of patients is increasing by 7,000 every day. This has created an atmosphere of fear. The Sachkhand Express train runs from Delhi to Nanded via Aurangabad. Therefore, the municipal administration has decided to focus on the passengers entering Aurangabad city by this train. An average of 200 to 300 passengers alight this train at Aurangabad station every day. Hence it has been decided to test all these passengers with antigen and RT-PCR. The implementation began from Sunday. A team of Dr Shubhangi Mundhe, Dr Puja Kanke, Akshay Shelke and Kunal Suradkar conducted tests. Dr Padalkar said "All passengers alighting the train underwent tests at the railway station. Of these, 267 people underwent antigen tests, and only one tested positive. RT-PCR tests were carried out on eight passengers, and their report will be received on Monday.