Steel city installs new Covid checkpoint
A new checkpoint for conducting Covid-19 tests will be functional on the Marine Drive in Sonari from Saturday.
Health department officials said the new checkpoint was set-up amid a rise in Covid-19 cases.
East Singhbhum district registered a record number of 492 positive cases in the past 24 hours and four deaths.
Nand Kishore Lal, ADM (Law & Order), inspected the checkpoint close to the new Domuhani bridge on Friday.
"All those coming to our district from neighbouring Seraikela-Kharsawan through the Domuhani bridge will have to undergo the mandatory Covid test. They will be allowed if they are found negative. Apart from this, those commuting on the Marine Drive would also have to undergo RT-PCR test," said Lal.
The health department staff with officials of Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee and district police will be manning the checkpoint round the clock.
According to health department sources, another checkpoint will be established soon on the Tata-Kandra Road that connects Jamshedpur with Seraikela-Kharsawan district.