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The conduct of Verka residents came in for intense criticism on social media, with SAD leader Sukhbir Singh Badal seeking Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s intervention.
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh directs health department to put mobile testing vans in operation to conduct community testing and stem the spread of Covid-19.
Punjab, Haryana need nearly 16 lakh farm hands, but there are no labourers — while most have returned to their home states, the seasonal labour isn’t able to come.
Punjabi culture puts the needs of visiting NRIs above those of local residents. But coronavirus pandemic has turned the community into a threat best avoided.
Punjab has had 33 cases of coronavirus so far. By Thursday, more than 580 cases had been registered against those allegedly found to have violated the curfew.
Total number of cases in Chandigarh now stands at 5, while the number for Punjab has gone up to 3. Man who died in Nawanshahr may have infected many more.
Following the death, Punjab govt launches door-to-door campaigning, becoming the first state in India to involve its entire population in COVID-19 screening.
Punjab govt has announced the suspension of public transport services from Friday midnight and restricting public gatherings to less than 20 people.
Health authorities did not confirm the exact cause of his death and there was no immediate confirmation from the Union Health Ministry either.
According to the Health and Family Welfare Department of Punjab, 6,011 passengers with travel history to COVID-19 affected countries have been traced till 13 March.