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Tibet Market in Jamshedpur shut after shop owners test positive

80 people test positive, Golmuri's familiar spot for woollens sealed
The Tibet Market in Golmuri which was shut following Corona spike on Thursday

Pinaki Majumdar   |   Jamshedpur   |   Published 13.01.22, 05:17 PM


The steel city's familiar Tibet Market, a hub of woollen garments at Golmuri, was shut and declared a containment zone on Thursday afternoon after around 80 shop owners tested positive for Covid - 19. 


RT- PCR test of all shop owners were conducted by the East Singhbhum district health department on January 7. A health department surveillance team, headed by Pulak Mandal and accompanied by a district magistrate, reached the market after the test reports arrived and declared it a containment zone after sealing it.  

RT- PCR test reports are normally available within three days,. But in this case the reports were delayed by two days. A health department  official said they are keeping a watch on the situation. 

"All the 80-odd shop owners, including men and women who usually hail from Tibet and various north- eastern states, have been kept in isolation. We have made arrangements for rushing the serious cases, or those who require oxygen support, to local Covid hospitals, " said a health department official. He said most shop owners were double vaccinated.   

East Singhbhum district recorded 1,280 fresh cases of Covid -19 and three deaths on Wednesday. It was the district's highest spike in a day since the pandemic broke out in March- 2020. On Tuesday, January 11, Jamshedpur recorded 1,160 fresh Covid cases and four deaths. Telco locality of the Steel City turned out to be a hotspot on Wednesday after it reported 226 fresh infections.

Health department officials said the market would be allowed to reopen after all the shopkeepers tested negative.


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