Paying attention to the “extremely irresponsible” behaviour of some folks not following the COVID-19 guidelines, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday stated 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 comply with the protection norms.
Mentioning that 4,900 challans have been issued to folks for varied violations on Friday, Mr Singh requested why it’s so tough 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 Stay “Ask Captain” interplay.
Citing the instance of Maharashtra and Delhi, which have excessive COVID-19 caseload, he stated the protection of Punjab was within the arms of its folks.
Through the interplay, Mr Singh instructed a youth that whereas his authorities had allowed gyms to reopen from August 5, according to the Centre’s Unlock3 pointers, folks would wish to strictly comply with all protocols and directives which might be issued by the well being division shortly.
Underlining the necessity to take precautions and early detection to save lots of 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 have been a recovered affected person, I might have undoubtedly donated plasma,” the chief minister stated, including that he had already given orders that plasma be made obtainable freed from value throughout all authorities and personal hospitals.
To a query from a Shutrana resident on when COVID-19 will finish so that individuals do not must put on masks always, Mr Singh stated he has the identical query and is fed up with the scenario.
However until this ends, there is no such thing as a choice however to put on a masks, he stated. “We’ll get by means of this tough 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 to date, in keeping with official knowledge.
After a Rajpura resident expressed concern that some Punjabi singers are selling the gun tradition by means of their work, Singh appealed to all artistes to cease singing such songs and as an alternative promote Punjab’s tradition and beliefs.
Arresting these singers isn’t actually an answer. These folks want to grasp the damaging impression of such songs on the youth, he stated.
Requested if Punjab would comply with Delhi’s transfer to cut back Worth Added Tax on diesel, Mr Singh stated the state’s VAT is already decrease than Delhi’s and it isn’t attainable to chop it down additional as a result of monetary constraints.
The state authorities wants to lift its income and discover methods to do it, however that doesn’t imply it is going to additional improve VAT, he stated.