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All Covid curbs in Punjab extended till May 31

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, Could 16

With the state persevering with to report excessive Covid positivity and CFR, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday ordered extension of all the prevailing restrictions as much as Could 31, with instructions for strict enforcement of all of the curbs.

The Chief Minister mentioned the DCs will proceed to find out opening of retailers in a staggered method and implement different restrictions to examine unfold of Covid, particularly in rural areas. They will additionally make appropriate amendments primarily based on native situation so long as these don’t dilute the state’s general restrictions, mentioned the Chief Minister.

The district authorities shall proceed to make sure strict implementation of all of the directives of the MHA/state authorities on Covid-appropriate behaviour, together with social distancing norms, regulating crowds in market locations and public transport, and imposition of penalties prescribed for violation of norms/restrictions.

Reviewing the state’s Covid state of affairs at a high-level assembly, the Chief Minister mentioned whereas the restrictions up to now had proven outcomes, with some decline in day on day positivity and instances coming down from round 9,000 to six,000 on this interval, there was want to increase the identical in view of the excessive positivity of 13.1% as of the Could 9-15 interval, with CFR standing at 2.4.

The Chief Minister additionally directed the district administrations to research complaints of fleecing of sufferers by some non-public hospitals, warning that these can be shut down in the event that they proceed to bask in such practices. Such instances need to be strictly handled, he mentioned, directing the police division to crack down on these discovered indulging in hoarding or black advertising of any Covid associated necessities or medicines.

The Chief Minister additionally expressed concern over the unfold of the brand new fungal dysfunction related to Covid. He burdened the necessity to enhance surveillance for this illness as, if it isn’t handled early, it will probably trigger extreme issues.

Dr KK Talwar termed the fungal infections as a severe challenge, which may very well be attributed to both excessive use of steroids or use of undistilled water in Oxygen.

On the supply of oxygen, the Chief Minister mentioned whereas the state, by way of considered measures, had been in a position to stop any mishap, the state of affairs ought to be carefully monitoring by the well being division. The state authorities had efficiently organized for PSA vegetation, oxygen concentrators, and so on., which can additional assist sort out oxygen shortages, he added. The state was anticipating over 2,500 oxygen concentrators on the bottom inside this month, he mentioned, directing the division to make sure one of the best use of the identical.

Amarinder additional directed the Well being and Medical Schooling departments to proceed to make sure that there is no such thing as a drawback at any level with respect to hospital capability, particularly with regard to L-Three beds.

He requested the DCs to make sure that meals kits are delivered to these in quarantine, reiterating that no person ought to be allowed to fall asleep hungry. He complimented the DGP on the profitable launch of the ‘Bhojan Helpline’.

The state of affairs continues to be grim, leaving no scope for laxity, mentioned the Chief Minister, directing DGP Dinkar Gupta to make sure strict compliance of the restrictions, with no deviation to be allowed. Whereas appreciating the efforts of assorted departments in combating the pandemic, he mentioned the battle continues amid apprehensions of extra potential waves forward.

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