‘Night curfew, restricted seating in cinemas’: Punjab imposes stricter Covid-19 norms. On Friday the Punjab government brought in more districts under the night deadline and ordered new restrictions due to the sharp increase in the number of coronavirus infections (Covid-19) since last month.
Prime Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered the closure of educational institutions until March 31 and has banned the occupation of movie theaters and supermarkets. The government also banned funerals other than funerals, weddings, and 20-day weddings.
The decision came after the prime minister chaired a meeting of the Covid party and senior officials. The situation will be reviewed in two weeks, Singh said.
As of Thursday, Punjab has entered 2,38 new Covid-19 cases with an increase of more than 2.05 lakh. The number of people infected has risen to 6,204, according to the state Department of Health.
Here is a look at the key points discussed at the Punjab Covid-19 review meeting
1. Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala, Mohali, Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, SBS Nagar, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ropar and Moga are the northern provinces where the meetings are restricted. In the 11 worst-hit regions, all public gatherings on Sunday were completely banned. These districts will remain under bail at night from 9pm to 5am.
2. All educational institutions, except medical and nursing colleges, will remain closed until March 31, when a 50% price limit will be set for cinema halls and no more than 100 people at a mall at any one time.
3. The prime minister has also ordered cinemas, multiplexes, restaurants, shopping malls to be closed on Sundays, although deliveries will be allowed to be late at night. Only essential industries and services will be allowed to operate, CM ordered.
4. Singh urged people to keep social cohesion in their homes for the next two weeks to stop the spread of the virus. No more than 10 guests should be admitted, please.
5. In regions other than the worst-hit, the Prime Minister has directed that the micro-containment and containment zones strategy be strengthened and strengthened where there are visible clusters. Strict sanctions will be imposed in some districts if the situation worsens and Covid-19 laws and regulations are not followed by the people, he said.
6. It is compulsory for all citizens to wear state masks in the province. The prime minister has instructed police and health officials to take all walkers in public places without masks to the nearest RT-PCR testing center to take nasopharyngeal lumps to make sure there are no symptoms.
7. Health authorities have been instructed to increase the daily dose to 35,000. The prime minister also urged officials to focus on super spreaders. Guidance for follow-up contact and contact testing will be taken up to 30 per person per HIV person, in addition to Request that government employees, teachers at educational institutions, etc. They are regularly checked.
8. CM Singh has instructed all private, public and health hospitals to provide immunization services for at least eight hours every day for a week until March 31. There should be no need for a separate certificate if a qualified person aged 45+ submits medical records in respect of trauma, he said during the Covid-19 review meeting.
9. The Punjab government has postponed the procurement process and will now start from April 10. Minister of Food, Public Works and Consumer Bharat Bhushan Ashu said the department needed more time to make arrangements to secure safeguards during the Covid-19 cases.
10. “We must be prepared for this second explosion,” said the prime minister, stressing that the Spanish influenza of 1918 had four nails. He warned that they have to prepare for a long war.