Punjab imposes new restrictions, Amid the rising covid-19 cases in Punjab, the state government of Punjab has imposed stricter restrictions extending the timings of night curfew from 8 pm to 5 am that earlier began from 9 pm. While a complete lockdown has been imposed in Mohali, during the Ram Navami celebrations on 21st April.
A shutdown has been declared for all the gyms, spas, coaching centres, sports centres and cinema halls in the state till 30th April. The gatherings on social events like weddings and funerals have been restricted to 20 people. Prior permission of the DM is also necessary for gathering more than 10 people other than cremation purposes. All the restaurants will remain open only for takeaways and home delivery service.
The rates of an RT-PCR test in the state have also been reduced to Rs. 450 and Rs.300 making it more affordable to the citizens. The transport department shall reduce the passenger capacities in taxis, buses and auto-rickshaws to nearly 50%. After a review meeting on the covid-19 cases in Punjab by CM Captain Amarinder Singh, these decisions were taken to tackle the situation.
Punjab imposes new restrictions, A negative test report for passengers flying to Punjab is necessary not to be more than 72 hours old. In the view of festivals and events like Kumbhmela, Navaratri, Ramadan and political rallies etc: all those people who have attended any kind of large gatherings (political, social or religious) will have to undergo a mandatory 5-day 55-day home quarantine and get themselves tested as per norms set by the state.
While the private hospitals have been directed to keep 75% reservation in L3 facilities for covid-19 patients and restricted elective surgeries till May 15. Punjab has reported 4, 957 fresh cases with over 68 deaths in a single day. On the other hand, Mohali is the worst hit with over 6,000 active cases.