New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said, 14-day home quarantine was compulsory for all those coming to the state.
Screening of all those entering the state would be done at the border entry points, as well as railway stations and airports. Those found symptomatic would be sent to institutional quarantine, he added.
The Chief Minister was taking part in his Facebook live programme a#AskCaptain’.
#AskCaptain ਦੇ ਤੀਜੇ ਪੜਾਅ ਲਈ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਵਾਸੀਆਂ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਆਪਣੇ ਸਵਾਲ/ਸੁਝਾਅ ਮੇਰੇ ਨਾਲ ਸਾਂਝੇ ਕੀਤੇ ਗਏ। ਇਹ ਜੰਗ ਅਸੀਂ ਤਾਂ ਹੀ ਜਿੱਤ ਸਕਾਂਗੇ ਜੇਕਰ ਅਸੀਂ ਇਕੱਠੇ ਹੋ ਕੇ ਇਸਦਾ ਸਾਹਮਣਾ ਕਰਾਂਗੇ, ਹਦਾਇਤਾਂ ਦੀ ਪਾਲਣਾ ਕਰਾਂਗੇ। ਨਿਯਮਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਮੰਨ ਕੇ ਹੀ ਅਸੀਂ ਮਿਸ਼ਨ ਫ਼ਤਹਿ ਵਿੱਚ ਕਾਮਯਾਬੀ ਹਾਸਿਲ ਕਰਾਂਗੇ।—-[Live] With the people of Punjab to answer to their queries/suggestions shared with me for this edition of #AskCaptain. This fight will be won only with all of us coming together, taking all necessary precautions and accomplishing our Mission Fateh on #Covid19.
由 Captain Amarinder Singh 发布于 2020年5月23日周六
Rapid testing teams would monitor the home quarantined people, those found symptomatic would be tested at hospitals and isolation centres, he said making it clear his government would not rely on any certificates of testing from any part of the country or the world.
He cited example of returnees from Maharashtra and Rajasthan, as well as Dubai, who carried medical certificates showing Covid-19 negative but tested coronavirus positive on reaching the state.
Those returning to India via special international flights are required to undergo institutional quarantine, as per the central government guidelines.
With a large number of Punjabis returning home, and more businesses being keen on resuming activities, the Chief Minister underlined the need for strict caution. “We have kept the situation under control and will not let the pandemic spread further,” he said.
The Chief Minister said there was likelihood of infection from Punjabis returning home, and the state was taking no chances and had made elaborate arrangements for their testing and quarantine.
Five flights came on Saturday. Over 20,000 people are expected to come from abroad on 88 flights, and 60,000 from other states. “I will not let this infection spread any further in Punjab,” he said.