Punjab CM warns of strict action, impounding of passports, for not declaring travel history

Amid coronavirus outbreak in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday warned of strict action, including impounding of passports, of those who fail to declare their travel history.

During the Cabinet meeting, to review the current situation in the state, the Chief Minister said there could be no compromise on this count and anyone found hiding their travel history from police or health department, personnel would be dealt with strictly. “We will take away their passports too,” he said.

Captain Amarinder Singh also authorized an extension for all retiring Health Department employees by three months, as proposed by Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh. Meanwhile, a detailed list will be submitted later to the Chief Minister for approval, according to an official spokesperson.

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This was decided as the death toll due to coronavirus went up to five in Punjab. The Council of Ministers passed three resolutions thanking various categories of people for their exceptional contribution to the battle against coronavirus.

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These are related to those government employees who had decided to donate a portion of their salaries; all NGOs and religious organizations for playing a pivotal role in persuading people to avoid congregation/gathering, and frontline officers and workers, including police, health staff, sanitation, and Anganwadi workers, fighting against the Coronavirus. The Chief Minister said that his government was immensely grateful to all those who were extending support in any manner and he would be personally thanking all of them.

-PTC News