A garment factory in the textile Industrial town of Perumanallur, situated near Tirupur, recently reported 30 COVID-19 cases. The Tirupur district administration has ramped up preventive measures such as increased testing and vaccination.
According to the Health Department officials, the swab samples of the employees were lifted earlier in the week after an employee experienced some COVID-19 symptoms. This is as per a report published in The Hindu, the leading English daily.
The test results showed that 30 employees in total have contracted the virus, following which the garment company was ordered to be closed for disinfection.
While over 500 swab samples have been lifted, no more new cases were reported from the company in Perumanallur, the officials claimed.
The employees, who tested positive, were hospitalised and their condition was stable as of Saturday.
It is pertinent to mention here that the increasing COVID-19 cases in many Indian states have increased the worries for workers and factory owners. Maharashtra, which leads in COVID-19 cases, has imposed the weekend lockdown. Notably, many workers in the state are planning to go back to avoid any challenges like last year.
Surat Municipal Corporation has issued a notification banning the entry of any worker, in the factory or textile market, etc., who has not taken vaccination.
In Delhi-NCR also, cases are growing and workers are worried.