Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh warned that if the situation in covid in the state, which has reached a critical stage due to increasing number of cases and deaths, does not improve by next week, strict sanctions will be imposed. In a virtual meeting with senior administration and police officials, the Chief Minister said that the situation would be reviewed again on April 8 and further restrictions could be imposed if Kovdi’s increase remained uncontrollable. And then if there is no improvement, we may have to impose strict restrictions. Stressing the need for rapid immunization, especially in places where more than 300 cases are being reported, Capt Amarinder Singh directed the authorities to reach out to the eligible people at the community level in the worst affected districts. He also directed strict adherence to strict precautions and protocols in the worst affected cities of Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Mohali and Amritsar.
Dr. KK Talwar, Chairman, State Committee of Kovdi Experts, said that restrictions need to be further enforced in urban areas where more cases are emerging. DGP Danikar Gupta said that from March 19, 1.30 lakh people without masks will be able to undergo RT-PCR. Tested, out of which 391 positives were found. Nagar, Kapurthala, Patiala, SBS. Nagar, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Hoshiarpur and Ludhiana have the highest number of positive cases as against 7.6 per cent in the state on March 24, 2021.
Taking note of the inconvenience caused to the commuters, the Chief Minister on Saturday also ordered to end the one-hour silence call for the cowardly warriors. The Chief Minister directed the administration to set up a strong system for taking the sick to the hospital as soon as possible and for strict monitoring of the homeless people. He once again appealed to all religious and political leaders to encourage appropriate precautionary measures for the welfare of the people of the province.