Punjab permits reopening of fitness centers; night curfew relaxed by an hour


By: Express News Service|Chandigarh |

Upgraded: August 1, 2020 6: 46: 24 am

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THE PUNJAB government on Friday enabled opening of health clubs and yoga centres in from August 5 onwards, 2 days after the Centre’s Unlock 3.0 guidelines allowed states to do so.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), to be provided by the Union Ministry of Health and Household Well-being (MoHFW), will have to be followed.

The state has nevertheless, not lifted the night curfew, but unwinded it by an hour.

Motion of people for non-essential activities will stay forbidden between 11 pm and 5 am.

However, vital activities including operation of numerous shifts, motion of individuals and products on national and state highways, unloading of cargo and people taking a trip to their locations after disembarking from buses, trains and airplane will be permitted.

According to the standards provided on Friday, schools, colleges, instructional and training organizations will remain closed till August 31, online/distance knowing will continue to be allowed and shall be motivated.

All worldwide travel, other than as allowed by Centre, will remain restricted. City, auditoriums, assembly halls, cinema halls, pool, entertainment parks, theatres and bars will stay closed.

Lockdown will stay enforced in containment zones and the district authorities have been asked to accordingly take requisite action in containment and buffer zones as per standards of MoHFW, Gol and the state department of health and household well-being. Only necessary activities will be permitted in containment cones. Containment zones will be notified on sites by respective deputy commissioners and the state health department and details will also be shared with the MoHFW, Gol.

Another record spike: 665 cases

Chandigarh, Ludhiana: In yet another sharpest spike, 665 new positive cases of novel coronavirus were reported from Punjab on Friday, driving up the total tally to 16,119 in the state.

Sixteen more deaths were reported, taking the overall count of COVID-19 deaths to 386.

Six deaths were reported from Ludhiana (a male aged 47 and ladies aged 24, 43, 65, 65 and 66), three from Amritsar (a man aged 61 and ladies aged 62 and 75), 2 each from Patiala (a 70- year-old lady and 75- year-old male) and Barnala (ladies aged 52 and 70) and one each from Kapurthala (29- year-old female), Jalandhar (55- year-old guy) and Pathankot (58- year-old man).

Ludhiana reported maximum cases (248), followed by Patiala (156) and Amritsar (71).

6 police officers from Ludhiana city authorities checked favorable Friday. Two constables, a lady constable and an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) checked favorable from division number 6 police station, taking the total number of contaminated polices from this police headquarters to seven. 2 other ASIs, each published at Mattewara police post and police commissioner’s workplace, likewise evaluated positive.

Ludhiana has reported maximum COVID-19 deaths (89), followed by Amritsar (79) and Jalandhar (53). Ludhiana has actually reported maximum cases of infection (3,211), followed by Jalandhar (2,249) and Amritsar (1,863).

Based on the official media bulletin, there are 4,999 active cases, 135 of them on oxygen assistance and 10 on ventilator support. As many as 10,734 patients have been discharged. ENS

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