NEW DELHI: Chief Minister of Punjab Capt Amarinder Singh has announced full curfew with no relaxations as coronavirus cases surge in the state and the country.
It is worth mentioning that, India had reported its fourth death from coronavirus after a 70-year-old man died in Punjab. A 70-year-old man who returned to Delhi from Germany via Italy on March 7 headed to Punjab on the same day. He was suffering from diabetes and hypertension. On March 18 he was confirmed positive after severe chest pain.
The senior officials said that the man was tested positive and was immediately admitted to the hospital.
The man died at a civil hospital in Banga in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur. His village and surrounding area up to a 3 km radius have been sealed and the government doctor who treated him is in self-isolation.
Several States have announced lockdown till March 31 as a preventive measure against COVID-19. Among the States are Delhi, Telangana, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and seven districts of Haryana.
Telangana would be under lockdown till March 31 in a bid to contain coronavirus spread, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao said on Sunday, March 22.
Addressing the media, he urged people to stay indoors for another week to save themselves, the state and the country. There would be no curfew-like situation during the lockdown but more than five persons would not be allowed to assemble, he said. Some essential services would be exempted from lockdown and a member from each family would be allowed to venture out to buy milk, vegetables, and other essential items, he added.
Andhra Pradesh will be under lockdown till March 31 to contain the spread of coronavirus, Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy announced on Sunday.
He appealed to people to remain indoors till the month end to save themselves and society from the virus. To prevent the spread of the virus, the Haryana government too decided a lockdown in Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonipat, Panipat, Jhajjar, Rohtak, and Panchkula districts till March 31.
A spokesperson for the Health and Family Welfare Department said that orders have been issued regarding the lockdown.
He said that COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Haryana has two international airports in the vicinity in New Delhi and Chandigarh and there are more than 6,600 people under surveillance in the state.