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To keep a check on all the food delivery boys in Nagpur, who’ve been asked to work despite the lockdown, from getting infected with Coronavirus, the district and magistrate collector of Nagpur Ravindra Thakare ordered testing of around 1200 delivery boys from Wednesday, March 25. The test will be conducted at MLA Hostel in Civil Lines under the guidance of Dr Sanjay Jaiswal and Dr Sanjay Selokar.
A team of five doctors led by senior doctor Nitin Gulhane Dr Saral Deshmukh, Pragya Ramteke, Dr Afsan Tabassum, Dr Prashant Giri, Dr Shishir Goswami and Dr Prashant Hiwarkar have been appointed by the health department to conduct the tests.
Fortunately, on the first day of test, 300 delivery boys from Zomato and Swiggy were diagnosed and had no symptoms of the virus. The boys, luckily, didn’t even catch fever, cough or cold (few of the most common symptoms of Coronavirus)
After the test, the doctors guided the boys so as how to take necessary precautions and avoid getting infected by the virus. All the boys have been asked to wear masks, gloves and sanitise their hands before taking the food packets from the hotels. They’ve been asked to maintain a safe distance from the customers while handing over food packets. Also, stress has been laid on online payment system over cash on delivery.