Punjab Safety In Hands Of Its People: Amarinder Singh As Covid Cases Rise

Amarinder Singh requested why it’s so troublesome for folks to put on masks, wash arms or not spit on roads.


Paying attention to the “extremely irresponsible” behaviour of some folks not following the COVID-19 guidelines, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday mentioned the state’s security is within the arms of its folks.

He warned of harmful penalties for the state, which has been witnessing a spike in COVID-19 circumstances over the previous few days, if folks didn’t observe the protection norms.

Stating that 4,900 challans had been issued to folks for varied violations on Friday, Mr Singh requested why it’s so troublesome for folks to put on masks, wash arms or not spit on roads.

“Do not you take care of your fellow Punjabis?” he requested throughout his weekly Fb Reside “Ask Captain” interplay.

Citing the instance of Maharashtra and Delhi, which have excessive COVID-19 caseload, he mentioned the protection of Punjab was within the arms of its folks.

Through the interplay, Mr Singh advised a youth that whereas his authorities had allowed gyms to reopen from August 5, in step with the Centre’s Unlock3 pointers, folks would wish to strictly observe all protocols and directives which can be issued by the well being division shortly.

Underlining the necessity to take precautions and early detection to avoid wasting lives, Mr Singh as soon as once more appealed to recovered COVID-19 sufferers to donate plasma.

Whereas one plasma financial institution is already operational and two extra will come up within the state.

“If I had been a recovered affected person, I might have positively donated plasma,” the chief minister mentioned, including that he had already given orders that plasma be made accessible freed from price throughout all authorities and personal hospitals.

To a query from a Shutrana resident on when COVID-19 will finish so that folks do not need to put on masks always, Mr Singh mentioned he has the identical query and is fed up with the state of affairs.

However until this ends, there isn’t a possibility however to put on a masks, he mentioned. “We are going to get by this troublesome time collectively, we will win,” he added.

Punjab reported its sharpest single-day spike of 944 COVID-19 circumstances on Saturday, pushing its tally to 17,063. The contagious illness has claimed 405 lives within the state thus far, in response to official information.

After a Rajpura resident expressed concern that some Punjabi singers are selling the gun tradition by their work, Singh appealed to all artistes to cease singing such songs and as a substitute promote Punjab’s tradition and beliefs.

Arresting these singers isn’t actually an answer. These folks want to grasp the unfavourable affect of such songs on the youth, he mentioned.

Requested if Punjab would observe Delhi’s transfer to cut back Worth Added Tax on diesel, Mr Singh mentioned the state’s VAT is already decrease than Delhi’s and it isn’t attainable to chop it down additional because of monetary constraints.

The state authorities wants to lift its income and discover methods to do it, however that doesn’t imply it’ll additional enhance VAT, he mentioned.

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