In April, Chennai Corporation recruited dozens of people as Covid workers to prevent virus spread.
Since then, the workers have been visiting hundreds of households every day to identify residents with virus symptoms (cough, fever, breathlessness).
Said a Chennai Corporation official attached to local Ward, “As not many virus cases are reported now, only 50% of sector workers are working. Others have been relieved from duty, following instructions of our higher authorities.”
“Also, the workers perform door to door survey only on alternate days now,” the official says.
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