Coronavirus Punjab: The Central government on Friday released a list of people who returned to Punjab from overseas. In a letter, Rajiv Gauba, the Cabinet Secretary said that “We initiated the screening of international incoming passengers at the airports with effect from January 18, 2020. I have been informed that up to March 23, 2020, cumulatively, the Bureau of immigration has shared details of more than 15 lakh incoming international passengers with the States/UTs for monitoring for COVID 19.”
The letter added that there appears to be a gap between the number of international passengers who need to be monitored by the States /UTs and the actual number of passengers being monitored.
Meanwhile, the States/UTs have been requested to take concerted and sustained action urgently to put such passengers under surveillance immediately as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) guidelines.
Coronavirus in Punjab
On Friday, new positive cases of coronavirus (COVID 19) were reported from Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, and Mohali. Meanwhile, the total number of positive cases in Punjab has increased to 38 out of which one has been recovered. Unfortunately, Punjab reported one death due to coronavirus so far.