With Punjab’s COVID-19 Test Positivity Rate sliding to 0.4%, Chief Minister Captain (Retd.) Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered the lifting of weekend and night curfew from July 12.
The Chief Minister mentioned gatherings of 100 individuals indoors and 200 outdoor could be allowed.
He hoped higher sense would prevail amongst political events and leaders openly violating COVID-19 curbs by holding huge protests. The Chief Minister requested the Director General of Police Dinkar Gupta to situation challans to such violators.
Capt. Amarinder mentioned bars, cinema halls, eating places, spas, swimming swimming pools, gyms, malls, sports activities complexes, museums and zoos can open, however all employees members and guests should have taken no less than one dose of the vaccine.
Though colleges would proceed to stay closed, the Deputy Commissioner involved would enable schools, teaching centres and all different establishments of upper studying to open, topic to their submitting a certificates that each one instructing and non-teaching employees and college students have been given no less than one dose of the vaccine no less than 2 weeks in the past.
The Chief Minister, whereas reviewing the COVID-19 state of affairs just about, mentioned the state of affairs could be reviewed once more on July 20. Use of masks should be ensured always, the Chief Minister mentioned.
Heath Secretary Hussan Lal mentioned 4 districts had proven positivity of 1% or much less, however the districts that also wanted vigilance had been Ludhiana, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Firozpur and Roop Nagar.
With the State operating out of Covishield and left with solely sooner or later’s inventory of Covaxin, Capt. Amarinder once more confused the necessity for elevated vaccine provides from the Centre. This was crucial given the gradual opening up of a number of sectors. He directed officers to proceed to aggressively pursue enhancement of the State’s quota with the Centre.
Pointing out that Punjab had already vaccinated almost 83 lakh eligible individuals (roughly 27% of the inhabitants), the Chief Minister mentioned the State was guaranteeing there was no wastage of the inventory. Punjab was in a position to utilise greater than 6 lakh doses in a single day when satisfactory provide was acquired, he famous on the assessment assembly. While the primary dose had been administered to 70 lakh folks, 13 lakh folks had acquired the second dose, he mentioned.