Coming to Punjab for much less that 72 hours? No quarantine wanted, says state govt

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 14

Those coming to Punjab for lower than 72 hours at the moment are exempt from the necessary residence quarantine, and solely must submit a proper endeavor on the border examine submit.

Announcing this leisure for inbound home travellers, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday stated it had been determined to offer this concession to facilitate college students wishing to come back for examinations or enterprise travellers and so on, whose keep within the state is lower than 72 hours from the time of their arrival. It has been determined to exempt such travellers from the 14-day necessary residence quarantine requirement that is still in place for home inbound travellers in Punjab, he stated.

The exempt travellers will, nevertheless, must submit a proper endeavor with the OIC of the examine submit in a normal format supplied on the COVA app, which they must obtain on their telephones. Besides coming into their particulars within the app’s travellers’ data part, these individuals must undertake that the COVA app will stay lively all through their interval of keep in Punjab.

The further SOPs for such travellers requires them to voluntarily submit that they don’t seem to be coming from any containment zone and undertake to not keep for greater than 72 hours in Punjab from the time of arrival within the state. During this era, they shall decide to monitoring their well being and sustaining distance from these round, and likewise work together with the assigned surveillance staff in case they undergo from any signs in line with COVID-19 and can instantly name at 104.

All due precautions must be strictly adhered to and non-adherence to carrying of masks/social distancing and so on would make them liable to be acted upon beneath part 188 of IPC as per provision of  “The Epidemic Diseases Act 1897”, stated the Chief Minister.

Further, if inside per week of return, any such individual is examined constructive, then he/she must instantly contact the Government of Punjab at 104 and help them in touch tracing.

It could also be recalled that whereas the Government of India had lately waived off the requirement of residence quarantine for home travellers and changed the identical with self-monitoring, Captain Amarinder has made it clear that quarantine restrictions will proceed to stay in place in Punjab on account of rising instances. The announcement made on Tuesday is the one exemption to the rule.

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