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SOP suggests sero testing

GOA: Notifying the standard operating procedure (SOP) for industrial units, the state government has recommended that industrial units should undertake random sero surveillance to identify active cases and the spread of the Covid-19 infection amongst employees. The other suggested measures that the health department has recommended include UV sanitisation devices for documents.

“Sero surveillance of employees at random may be carried out, in house foggers may be placed to avoid dependency on the third party for daily disinfection and UV sanitisation box for handling incoming documents through transporters may be put in place,” under secretary for health Swati Dalvi said in the notification.

Sero surveillance provides estimates of antibody levels against infectious diseases and is considered a valuable tool to measure population immunity due to past infection. Many states including Delhi, Maharashtra and Telangana have commenced sero surveys to map the trend of the infection.

The News 24 Goa