Chandigarh: For better planning and implementation to prevent and control spread of Covid-19, the Punjab government is set to conduct a sero-survey across the state to ascertain the spread of virus and accordingly prepare a strategy.
In a sero-survey, blood samples of people are collected to ascertain spread of virus in selected population. A similar survey was recently conducted by ICMR in four districts of the state along with other districts across India.
To frame a comprehensive action plan to check the spread of the pandemic, the sero-survey will be conducted in high populations comprising frontline workers, health workers, doctors, policemen, industrial workers, farmers, staff of municipal corporation, people with compromised immunity and containment zones. Punjab has been hit by a barrage of positive cases since commencement of Unlock 1.0, leaving the government panicky.
Source : TOI