Punjab Night Curfew? Amid growing concern over the rising Covid-19 cases in Punjab, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered restriction on gathering from March 1, along with strict enforcement of mask and social distancing, etc.
The restriction has been announced on indoor gathering to 100 and outdoor to 200 persons from March 1. Even as he asked the officials to boost testing to 30,000 a day.
Besides gathering restriction in Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh, during a review meeting, authorised the DCs to impose night curfew in hotspots in their districts if needed, with a micro containment strategy to be adopted.
He directed the police force to ensure strict enforcement of wearing of masks, along with notification of Covid-19 monitors by all restaurants, marriage palaces, with the Department of Excise and Taxation to be the nodal agency for the same.
The Chief Minister said a decision on reducing occupancy in cinema halls will be taken after March 1. Private offices and restaurants would be encouraged to display the last tests done for all employees, he added on the COVID-19 situation in Punjab.
While directing increased testing, Captain Amarinder ordered mandatory testing of 15 contacts per positive, with monitoring to be done by CPTOs and review to be undertaken by the Health Department.
The Chief Minister also took stock of the Vaccination status, underlining the need to carry out an IEC campaign to promote 100% coverage of healthcare and frontline workers. He directed the Health Department to plan for and strategize the roll-out of vaccines for the elderly population and those with comorbidities.
Expressing concern over the 3.23 CFR, Captain Amarinder took note of the mortality audit findings that many of the deaths are happening within 2 -14 days of hospitalisation.
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