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Coronavirus: 30,000 foreign returnees placed under isolation in Punjab

Coronavirus: 30,000 foreign returnees placed under isolation in Punjab

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 March 2020 7:17 AM GMT

Chandigarh: A day after imposing statewide curfew to tackle coronavirus in Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said over 94,000 NRIs have returned to the state and most of them have been traced and 30,000 of them placed in isolation.

Announcing a series of measures to ease the problems faced by the people owing to the curfew, he said it was essential to minimize the hassles faced by the residents. He said the new curfew guidelines would be implemented strictly under the overall supervision of the Deputy Commissioners (DCs), who would ensure that the people have access to essential supplies and services.

It was imperative to maintain social distance, and also to trace and test all those who had returned from corona-affected countries, said the Chief Minister. He said all-out efforts were being made to trace the remaining foreign returned people. Constant monitoring was in progress to keep a check on any new entrants. (IANS)

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