Complete bar on public gatherings in Punjab, marriage features restricted to 30 individuals

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 13

Stepping up its struggle in opposition to COVID-19, Punjab authorities has put an entire bar on all public gatherings whereas limiting social gatherings to 5 and marriages/different social features to 30 as a substitute of the present 50, a press launch by the state authorities learn.

These are a part of the revised pointers issued on Monday in step with the announcement made on Sunday by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

Mandatory FIRs shall be filed in opposition to these discovered violating the curb on public gatherings, which now stand strictly disallowed.

An in depth notification issued by the federal government says joint groups of police and the civil administration shall strictly implement the restrictions on social gatherings (now restricted to 5 below Section 144 imposed in all districts) in addition to weddings and social features. The administration of marriage palaces/resorts shall be held accountable and shall face suspension of licence in case of violation of norms. Further, the administration of marriage palaces/resorts/ different business areas should certify that sufficient preparations for air flow of indoor areas have been made.

The state authorities has additionally partnered with IIT Chennai specialists to accentuate surveillance, utilizing know-how in an effort to establish super-spreaders gatherings previously which have resulted within the unfold, to information future motion.

Wearing of masks has been made obligatory in workplaces/workplaces/closed locations, as per the brand new pointers, with additionally directs strict enforcement of the Health Department advisory on the air-con and air flow/air circulation. Public dealing in workplaces could also be curtailed to cater to need-based and pressing points, in keeping with the rules, which give that the web Public Grievance Redressal System lately permitted by the Cabinet ought to be extensively popularised and used, the press launch additional learn.

As per the revised administration and containment technique for COVID-19, there shall be no bodily presentation of demand charters by associations, serving of tea needs to be averted as are bodily conferences of greater than 5 individuals on the office.

To guarantee optimum utilisation of well being infrastructure, asymptomatic/mildly symptomatic individuals with no comorbidities/vulnerabilities should be in COVID Care Centres/residence isolation the place relevant. Beds in stage 2 and three amenities is not going to be used to cater to such sufferers. Further, an individual in a stage 2 or three facility, who not wants this facility, have to be referred by the use of reverse referral to a decrease stage therapy facility.

The state authorities has additionally clarified that the MoU with non-public healthcare amenities doesn’t imply blocking of beds for sufferers referred by the federal government at a later stage, it solely gives the costs payable by the federal government to its referred sufferers.

All Deputy Commissioners, Commissioners of Police and SSPs have been mandated to make sure that all hospitals that may undertake care of COVID-19 constructive sufferers have provided info on their availability of beds and should not denying therapy to constructive COVID-19 sufferers.

Cognisant of the chance of water-borne illnesses in the course of the monsoon, the state authorities has additionally selected a sanitation drive, to be undertaken by each city native our bodies and Panchayati Raj establishments on marketing campaign foundation for the prevention of dengue/vector-borne illnesses.

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