COVID-19: Kalyan-Dombivli reports highest spike in over four months; KDMC bans sale of medicines without prescriptions

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The civic body urged people to get themselves tested instead of trying out home remedies


Thane: The twin cities of Kalyan and Dombivli witnessed the highest single-day jump in daily coronavirus cases in more than four months as over 200 people tested positive for the virus in the civic body limits.

According to the latest data provided by Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC), the areas recorded 227 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the highest in 126 days. Previously, 293 cases were reported in a single day on October 18, 2020.

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Out of the 227 cases, 34 are from Kalyan East, 96 from Kalyan West, 53 from Dombivli East, 37 from Dombivli West, four from Manda Titwala and three are from Mohna.

No medicines without prescription


KDMC Epidemic Officer Pratibha Panpatil informed Mirror Online that in a bid to encourage people to get themselves tested to contain the spread of the virus, the civic body has ordered all chemists and pharmacists to not sell medicines without proper prescription until further notice.

“When people feel feverish or catch a flu and show COVID-like symptoms, instead of getting a test, they purchase paracetamols from chemists and try to treat themselves at home. Hence, we have ordered all pharmacies to not sell any medicine without a prescription. We have also asked them to maintain a record of people buying such medicines,” she said.

No home quarantine for elderly


Panpatil informed that the positivity rate in Kalyan and Dombivli has gone up because the number of daily tests has also been increased. “We have ramped up testing in the civic body limits and are also urging people to get themselves tested instead of trying home remedies. We are strictly carrying out contact tracing of infected persons and have called off home quarantine for the elderly completely,” she said.

“People have to be responsible for their own safety. A renewed outbreak of the virus can only be prevented if the citizens observe COVID-appropriate behaviour in public and follow all the safety norms laid down by the government,” she added.

Currently, there are 1,414 active cases in the civic body limits and a whopping 60,000 patients have been discharged so far.



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