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September 10, 2020 1:16:34 am

amarinder singh, Punjab covid, punjab covid cases, punjab coronavirus deaths, punjab covid-19, punjab covid news, indian express newsAfter plummeting for a number of days amid rumours of organ harvesting, testing within the state has crossed 28,000 per day (Representational)

THOSE FYLING in from overseas can go for residence quarantine in Punjab if they’ve a Covid-negative certificates as much as 96 hours outdated, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh stated Wednesday.

Worldwide vacationers who get themselves examined on arrival on the airport, as a part of the Centre’s new directives, may also go residence for quarantine if discovered detrimental, he stated, including that Punjab was at present on the 17th place within the nation when it comes to Covid instances.

After plummeting for a number of days amid rumours of organ harvesting, testing within the state has crossed 28,000 per day. Amarinder, who was holding a digital assembly of a 3rd group of occasion MLAs, stated police had cracked down closely on miscreants spreading misinformation within the state and 28,688 checks have been carried out on Tuesday and the figures could be raised to 30,000 quickly. The main target of the state authorities is on saving lives, for which early testing is crucial, he added.

“We’ve to successfully counter such campaigns,” he stated as he requested the ministers and MLAs to go to their districts and constituencies to take inventory of the bottom state of affairs over the subsequent three days. With the height anticipated within the state within the subsequent two weeks, it was vital for the elected representatives and officers to work collectively to sort out the disaster, he stated.

Slamming the Aam Aadmi Celebration (AAP) for its “concerted marketing campaign to unfold misinformation” in Punjab on Covid, the chief minister stated regardless of its decrease inhabitants, Delhi, which is dominated by AAP, has reported worse knowledge on the pandemic. They (AAP) have made it a topic of competitors, he stated. Nowhere has such a factor occurred, and in reality the Congress has been supporting state governments throughout the nation of their battle in opposition to Covid, in sharp distinction to AAP and the Akalis who’re attempting to derail the Punjab authorities’s efforts, he added.

Amarinder requested the MLAs to work with Panchayats to establish the hearsay mongers and to activate occasion employees to test the unfold of detrimental propaganda on Covid.


The MLAs demanded strict police motion in opposition to vicious social media campaigns that have been “clearly geared toward discrediting the state authorities”. All MLAs wished the chief minister to order a strict crackdown on pretend IDs on social media defaming Punjab and indulging in character assassination of MLAs and the state authorities. Amarinder advised the members he had already directed the DGP to make sure strict motion in opposition to internet channels spreading misinformation and would converse to the central authorities in addition to the US ambassador over international internet channels reportedly engaged in such detrimental propaganda.

The MLAs got here out with varied ideas to counter the false propaganda in opposition to the state authorities and to raised handle the disaster. These included involvement of panchayats for administration of Covid sufferers in villages and organising of district stage anti-rumour squads of police and civic officers to test the unfold of rumours.


The chief minister expressed concern over the truth that folks continued to violate tips by not carrying masks and never sustaining social distance even within the seventh month of the pandemic. They’re risking not simply their very own lives however these of their households too, he stated, including that it was the obligation of all, not simply as politicians however as residents, to unfold the message among the many folks.


Free distribution of meals packets for poor sufferers in isolation had began in Patiala, with different districts to comply with, stated Amarinder. He additional stated that the method of distribution of free Covid kits to 50,000 Covid sufferers at properties and in hospitals will start in a few days.


Members additionally instructed stringent measures to test violation of restrictions on variety of folks allowed to attend Bhogs particularly in villages. A suggestion was made to contain non secular organisations to test the unfold of the pandemic. Some MLAs requested for CCTVs to be put in in isolation wards to permit the sufferers to speak with their households and buddies and permission to family members of Covid sufferers to go to isolation wards in PPE kits bought at personal value, and many others.


Overcharging by non-public hospitals was one other concern raised by MLAs, a few of whom stated many of those hospitals have been additionally refusing to take care of Covid sufferers and wanted to be managed. In addition they sought enhance in Stage three beds amid the spike in instances, in addition to strict implementation of necessary masks and different Covid protocols.

Well being Secretary Hussan Lal apprised the assembly of the newest knowledge on Covid in Punjab, mentioning that 90 per cent of the deaths had been reported amongst Stage three sufferers, 7.6 per cent amongst Stage 2 and the remaining of sufferers in residence isolation.


The problem of instances of dengue being reported from some areas was additionally raised and the chief minister directed the well being division to deploy particular groups to launch precautionary measures throughout the state to forestall the unfold of dengue.

MLAs who joined the assembly have been Barindermeet Singh Pahra (Gurdaspur), Balwinder Singh Laddi (Sri Hargobindpur), Dharamvir Agnihotri (Tarn Taran), Sukhpal Singh Bhullar (Khem Karan), Harminder Singh Gill (Patti), Ramanjit Singh Sikki (Khadoor Sahib), Santok Singh Bhalaipur (Baba Bakala), Navtej Singh Cheema (Sultanpur Lodhi), Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal (Phagwara), Indu Bala (Mukerian), Arun Dogra (Dasuya), Sangat Singh Gilzian (Urmur), Pawan Adia (Sham Churasi), Raj Kumar Chabbewal (Chabbewal) and Darshan Lal Mangepur (Balachaur).

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