Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered an extension of the night time curfew in all cities and cities within the state until January 1, an official assertion issued right here stated.
Earlier, the choice to impose the night time curfew (from 10 pm to five am) from December 1-15 was taken amid a terror of a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic within the state.
Taking cognizance of complaints of assorted violations of the COVID-related curbs at weddings and events, Singh directed Director Common of Police (DGP) Dinkar Gupta to strictly implement the restrictions at wedding ceremony venues and different locations and slap penalties on the hosts in case of violations.
He ordered a restriction of 100 individuals on indoor and 250 individuals on outside gatherings at marriage features and events within the state until January 1, the assertion stated.
Earlier, the restriction was 200 for indoor gatherings and whereas there was no higher restrict for the variety of individuals at outside gatherings, instructions have been issued to make sure social distancing at such occasions.
Singh confused the necessity to step up testing within the containment and micro-containment zones and guarantee 100-per cent sampling.
He additionally requested the well being division to watch the well being of the farmers coming back from the protest websites close to Delhi in view of the danger to them as a result of excessive caseload there.
Chairing a high-level COVID evaluate assembly right here, the chief minister stated these above the age of 70 with comorbidities can’t be stored in residence quarantine if enough medical amenities are usually not accessible at residence.
Well being Secretary Hussan Lal identified in the course of the digital assembly that numerous COVID deaths have been being reported from home-isolation instances.
To additional test the COVID-related fatality, Singh ordered an intensive test of all of the personal hospitals within the state to make sure that solely these with enough “Stage 3” infrastructure (to take care of critically-ill COVID sufferers) and manpower be allowed to confess coronavirus sufferers.
Hospitals missing such amenities ought to refer the sufferers to different hospitals, he stated.
On the assembly, Singh additionally took inventory of the state’s readiness concerning the COVID-19 vaccine that will probably be rolled out in future.
The assertion stated as Punjab gears up for the mega train, the chief minister directed the well being division to include the outcomes of the latest second sero-survey within the state’s technique when the vaccine is rolled out in order that the high-risk inhabitants is roofed first.
He famous the state’s readiness for the vaccine rollout by way of a database of precedence lists, the infrastructure for cold-chain administration, identification and coaching of vaccinators and so on.
On the COVID scenario within the state, Singh stated although the declining positivity development over the previous three weeks is welcome, the fatality price stays a matter of concern and directed the DGP to make sure strict compliance to the coronavirus-related security protocols, together with sporting of masks and sustaining social distancing.
The well being secretary knowledgeable the assembly that round 35 lakh samples have been examined for the illness to this point within the state, of which 1.
5 lakh have been discovered to be optimistic.
“Although the second wave in Punjab has to this point been delicate, the well being authorities are totally geared to sort out any eventuality,” he stated.
Lal famous that 87 per cent of the COVID victims within the state have been over the age of 45, with about 50 per cent of the deaths going down at personal tertiary care centres.
As of Thursday, Punjab had recorded a COVID demise toll of 5,007 whereas the an infection rely within the state was 1,58,556.
On the COVID vaccine situation, Singh stated other than vaccine security and vaccination website security, appropriate and well timed data communication is crucial to a profitable rollout of the vaccine, which is predicted to be accessible quickly in India.
Apart from a state-level vaccine retailer, 22 district-level and 127 block-level shops are being ready for the vaccine rollout in Punjab, which may also have 570 cold-chain factors, he added.
Apart from a walk-in freezer at Ferozepur, the Union authorities has determined to supply another at Chandigarh, the chief minister stated.
The state has 1,165 “ice-lined fridges” and 1,079 deep freezers, in response to the assertion.
In keeping with the Centre’s pointers, the info of about 1.25 lakh healthcare staff (authorities and personal) has been compiled by the state authorities for the primary section of vaccination, it stated.