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“Will Watch For A Week, Then…”: Amarinder Singh’s Warning As Cases Rise In Punjab


Amarinder Singh expressed concern over the excessive demise charge resulting from Covid in Punjab. (FILE)

Chandigarh:

The Punjab authorities might go for stricter curbs if the Covid scenario within the state would not enhance by subsequent week, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh mentioned on Wednesday. The Chief Minister mentioned a call on the identical will probably be taken after a assessment of the scenario within the state on April 8.

“I will watch things for a week, and then if there is no improvement, we may have to go for stricter curbs,” he mentioned.

Amarinder Singh’s warning comes a day after he introduced curbs to deal with coronavirus even because the state is grappling with a surge within the variety of instances and fatalities.

A choice on additional curbs could also be taken if the Covid unfold continues unchecked, the Chief Minister mentioned, at a digital assessment assembly with high well being, administrative and police officers.

Mr Singh additionally identified that his authorities has put extreme restrictions on social gatherings and closed all instructional establishments, with evening curfews imposed from 9 pm to five am in severely affected 11 districts.

Amarinder Singh, underlining the necessity for aggressive vaccination, additionally directed officers to achieve out to eligible folks on the Mohalla stage within the worst affected districts to inspire folks to get inoculated.

The Chief Minister additionally expressed concern over the excessive demise charge resulting from Covid in Punjab and directed the administration to develop a sturdy mechanism to get folks with co-morbidities to the hospital on the earliest.

Dr KK Talwar, head of the state’s professional committee on COVID-19, mentioned the excessive demise charge was resulting from sufferers not coming to hospitals in time and the speed of co-morbidities additionally being excessive within the state. He additionally mentioned that extra enforcement of restrictions was wanted within the city areas, which had been reporting larger instances.

Punjab has been witnessing a surge within the infections with greater than 2,000 new instances being reported every day. It is amongst eight states which account for practically 85 per cent of the 53,480 COVID-19 instances registered within the nation within the final 24 hours, the well being ministry knowledgeable.

There can be an increase within the variety of fatalities as a result of illness in Punjab.

On Tuesday, 65 COVID-19 deaths had been reported within the state.

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