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Punjab CM extends coronavirus restrictions; details inside

By Rajan Nath -- March 30th 2021 03:42 PM -- Updated: March 30th 2021 04:01 PM

Coronavirus situation in Punjab: As coronavirus cases and deaths continue to escalate in Punjab, with the UK strain emerging the most prevalent in the state, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered extension of curbs till April 10.

Even as he directed the Health Department to increase the number of vaccination sites to target the priority categories on urgent basis.

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Coronavirus situation in Punjab: As coronavirus cases continue to escalate, with UK strain emerging in Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh ordered extension.

Reviewing the coronavirus situation in Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh said all restrictions that were in place till March 31 will now remain in force till April 10, after which they would be again reviewed.

The Chief Minister also ordered the launch of a vaccination drive in the prisons, in the wake of 40 women in Patiala’s Nabha Open Jail testing positive for Coronavirus.

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Coronavirus situation in Punjab: As coronavirus cases continue to escalate, with UK strain emerging in Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh ordered extension.

Expressing grave concern over the situation, Captain Amarinder asked Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan to issue the necessary directions for carrying out testing and vaccination in busy market areas along with other crowded places.

Coronavirus situation in Punjab: As coronavirus cases continue to escalate, with UK strain emerging in Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh ordered extension.

Notably, the latest data shows the UK strain of the virus to be the most prevalent in the Punjab. While 326 of the 401 Covid positive samples sent initially to NCDC for genome sequencing were found positive for the UK variant, subsequently of the 95 samples sent to IGIB for genome sequencing, 85 samples were found to be positive for the same

The Chief Minister further asked all DCs and Civil Surgeons to identify places where mobile Covid Vaccination Centres can be created, such as Police Lines, Colleges & Universities, bigger Industrial Units, Bus Stands, and Railway Stations, PRTC/ Punjab Roadways bus depots, market places, etc. to ramp up vaccination.

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