As Covid-19 circumstances proceed to rise within the state, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday ordered a complete ban on political gatherings till April 30. Violators, together with political leaders, will likely be booked below the DMA and Epidemics Act, the state authorities mentioned.
CM Amarinder Singh additionally introduced the extension of statewide night curfew from 9 pm to five am. Earlier imposed in 12 districts, the night curfew has been prolonged to the complete state.
CM Amarinder Singh additionally directed Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta to make sure strict implementation of the night curfew.
Only 50 folks will likely be allowed to attend funerals, cremation ceremonies or weddings organised indoors. In the case of comparable gatherings organised outside, the variety of attendees has been capped at 100.
No social, cultural or sports-related gatherings will likely be allowed within the state till April 30.
Cinema homes in Punjab will solely be allowed to perform at 50 per cent of their capability.
In addition, the closure of colleges and academic establishments, besides medical and nursing faculties, will proceed till April 30.
Mandatory for govt workers to put on masks
The Punjab authorities has additionally made it necessary for all authorities workers to put on face masks whereas in workplace. In-person public dealing shall be restricted in all authorities places of work and digital modes for grievance redressal shall be inspired.
Citizens must be inspired to go to public places of work just for important companies and the departments involved ought to subject directions for limiting every day appointments, the Punjab CM mentioned.
Respite for retailers in malls
There is a few respite for homeowners with retailers in malls because the state authorities has allowed the entry of 10 folks per store at any given time, as towards the sooner order of limiting greater than 100 folks in a mall on the similar time.
This would suggest that 200 folks will likely be allowed inside a mall with 20 retailers at any given time.
85% circumstances in Punjab of UK pressure: CM
During his weekly evaluation of the Covid-19 scenario, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh expressed concern concerning the excessive positivity and mortality charges within the state. He mentioned it was trigger for concern that over 85 per cent of circumstances in Punjab are of the UK pressure, which is extra contagious and virulent.
The state authorities had no choice however to go in for stricter measures to additional management the continued surge, regardless that the variety of optimistic circumstances had considerably stabilized in the previous few days as a result of curbs imposed earlier, CM Amarinder Singh mentioned.
Crackdown on political gatherings
He went on to say that Punjab had been mulling a ban on political gatherings since his appeals to all political events to chorus from organising occasions had been ignored.
The Congress get together had unilaterally introduced its determination to not maintain any rallies or public conferences in Punjab in March, CM Singh mentioned.
Referring to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Sukhbir Badal of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), who had been attending political rallies with out following security protocols, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh mentioned such irresponsible conduct doesn’t behoove them.
“How do you expect people to be serious about the spread of the disease if senior political leaders behave like this,” CM Amarinder Singh mentioned including that political leaders may even be booked for violating restrictions.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has ordered all police officers and district administrations to register circumstances towards political leaders, organizers and contributors of political gatherings below the DMA and Epidemic Act, for violating Covid-19 norms.
Apart from political leaders, homeowners of tent homes and venues may even be booked for making their companies out there for such public gatherings. Venues may even be sealed for as much as three months.