Punjab Lockdown/Covid Restrictions: In view of the upcoming pageant season, the Punjab authorities has prolonged the continuing COVID-19 restrictions within the state until September 30, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh introduced on Friday. All gatherings, together with political, are allowed with as much as 300 individuals, in response to the brand new pointers.
CM Amarinder Singh additionally made it obligatory for organisers, together with political events, to make sure that members, administration, and employees at meals stalls, and so forth., in festival-related occasions are absolutely vaccinated, or not less than have had a single dose.
Calling for a continued vigil within the mild of the festivals, the Chief Minister urged all political events to steer by instance, whereas directing the DGP to make sure compliance of restrictions by all.
DGP Dinkar Gupta mentioned with the caseload reducing, folks had began being lax about carrying masks, which the Well being Division ought to strictly implement with the assistance of the police.
Amarinder Singh additionally directed Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan to make joint administration-police flying squads in every district to make sure compliance at eating places, marriage palaces, and so forth.
Chairing a digital Covid evaluation assembly, the Chief Minister directed the Division of Social Safety to arrange to open Anganwari Centres inside this month.
The opening of those centres will probably be topic to vaccination of employees and different pointers to be labored out collectively with the Well being Division.
The Chief Minister additionally ordered a rise in testing from the present 45,000 per day to not less than 50,000 per day as a part of the preparations for the attainable third wave.
Together with sentinel testing, outreach camps and testing must be taken up, particularly the place the general public gathering is predicted to happen on account of the pageant season, he directed, including that each one infrastructure augmentation work must be expedited and accomplished.
Stating that the GIS-based surveillance and prevention software with an auto-trigger mechanism for localised restrictions was now dwell in all districts, Amarinder Singh directed the Well being Division to take micro-containment measures utilizing these instruments for areas or localities the place instances are greater than 5.
Okay.Okay. Talwar, head of the state’s Covid professional committee, mentioned whereas the scenario presently was underneath management, there was want to arrange for the third wave, and in addition for the upcoming pageant season.
He urged the Chief Minister to enchantment to all non secular organizations to make common bulletins from temples and gurdwaras for the carrying of masks.
Market committees must be requested to do the identical in view of the crowds anticipated in markets, he instructed, including that shopkeepers and their employees also needs to be examined extra aggressively on account of the pageant season.
(with IANS inputs)