TRACES OF CORONAVIRUS FOUND IN SABARMATI RIVER

A new report by analysts at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar has set up the presence of Covid in water tests from the Sabarmati river and two lakes in Ahmedabad city of Gujarat.

While the examination, supported by the UNICEF, didn’t uncover if the qualities of Covid found in the water tests were in any condition, Professor Manish Kumar, who drove the exploration, has accentuated the requirement for additional test regarding the matter to turn away any future misfortune. Following the disclosure, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has chosen to send tests from these water bodies to the Gujarat Biotechnology Research Center (GBRC).

The examination was led among September and December 2020 and water tests were gathered from the Sabarmati stream, Chandola and Kankaria pools of the city.

He further guaranteed that if Covid qualities arrived at the surface water through pee or excreta of Covid-19 patients, then, at that point the qualities would have been dead. In any case, the qualities may have been alive in the event that they came from the mouth of a Covid-19 patient, for example, through rinsed water, he said.

Further examination is expected to comprehend the ramifications of our discoveries. Governments ought to likewise zero in on better strong waste management,said Kumar, adding that the report has been submitted to UNICEF.

Inputs: Hindustan Times

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