Punjab News: Farmers protest against lockdown today, Amarinder Singh orders strict handling

Punjab News: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday authorized all the Deputy Commissioners to impose any new and strict restrictions as per requirement within the irrespective districts insight of the growing cases of Kovid in the state. At a similar time, the Chief Minister made it clear that shops and private offices would not be allowed to relax any existing restrictions except the choice to open rotation (turn-by-turn) basis.

Punjab News: Farmers protest against lockdown today
Capt Amarinder Singh

He ordered the DGP to strictly enforce the weekly lockdown within the state and strictly affect any violation in sight of the anti-lockdown demonstration of the Kisan Sangharsh Morcha on Saturday. The Captain said that the Kisan Morcha of 32 farmer unions cannot impose conditions on the government. He warned of strict action just in case of violation of the sanctions. He said that if any shop is opened in violation of the restrictions, then the shop owner will also face action .

Presiding over the high-level virtual meeting of Kovid on Friday, the Chief Minister authorized the Deputy Commissioners to require any decision regarding opening of non-core shops and personal offices on rotation basis after taking local legislators and other concerned parties into confidence. However, pertaining to the movement of products and other people on the roads of the state with none problems, the Chief Minister said that the Deputy Commissioner cannot impose any restriction on the inter-state traffic.

He said that if any new ban or shops are to be opened on rotation basis, then it’ll be implemented from Monday. The DGP said that while different districts want to adopt different models of opening of phased shops, in response, the Chief Minister said that the choice at the local level has been left to the Deputy Commissioners.

Transition rate reaches 13.5 percent within the state

Health Secretary Hussan Lal told during the meeting that thanks to the arrival of around 9000 cases in Punjab, the infection rate has reached 13.5 percent within the state on Thursday. additionally, to increasing the capacity of L-3 beds, the Health Department has increased the acquisition of Remedisivir 100mg and other essential medicines. The department is predicted to provide 60,000 oximeters today and it’ll be distributed to Kovid patients under Fateh kits.


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