CHANDIGARH: Amid the spiralling Covid numbers, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday approved the Deputy Commissioners to impose any new and harsher restrictions, as needed, inside their respective districts, however made it clear that no dilution of the present curbs could be allowed, aside from opening of non-essential retailers and personal workplaces on rotation. He additionally directed the DGP to strictly implement the weekend lockdown within the state and deal stringently with any violations in view of the Kisan Sangharsh Morcha’s anti-lockdown agitation on Saturday.
Asserting that the Kisan Morcha, an amalgamation of 32 kisan unions, can’t dictate phrases to the state authorities, Captain Amarinder warned of strict prosecution in case of violation of any restrictions. He stated if any retailers are opened in violation of the restrictions, the house owners will probably be prosecuted.
Chairing a digital high-level Covid evaluation assembly, the Chief Minister approved the DCs to take any resolution on opening of non-essential retailers or personal officers on rotation, after taking the native MLAs and different stakeholders into confidence. However, the DCs can’t impose any restrictions on inter-district motion, he stated, underlining the necessity to permit free stream of individuals and items on the Highway community of the State.
The new curbs, if any, and the opening of outlets on rotation will come into impact from Monday, he stated.
Responding to DGP Dinkar Gupta’s remarks that varied districts wished to undertake completely different fashions for phased opening of outlets, the Chief Minister stated the choice on understanding the native techniques rests with the DCs.
Taking severe be aware of the spike in circumstances in Malwa area, the Chief Ministers requested Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan to study the opportunity of re-employing the volunteers deployed final 12 months and in addition to get Rapid Antigen Tests carried out on all residents within the villages. He confused the necessity to management the CFR, which stood at 2.1% as of May 6.
Health Secretary Hussan Lal, whereas briefing the assembly, knowledgeable that the positivity fee within the state had gone up to 13.5% on Thursday, when the state reportedly almost 9000 circumstances.
Besides improve in L3 beds, the Health Department had elevated procurement of Remdesivir 100 mg and different important medicine. The division was anticipating 60000 Oxymeters in the present day and the identical with be distributed to Covid sufferers as a part of the Fateh Kits, he stated.