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Punjab received only 71 crore from centre for fighting COVID-19, reiterates Finance Minister

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The Fact News Service

Chandigarh, May 1

Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Friday paid homage to the farmers, workers and labourers, who have played a pivotal role in the nation-building while hoisting the tricolour at Panchayat Bhawan.

“Manpreet Singh Badal said that our workers have made a significant contribution to the development of our country. The script of the country’s development has been written with the sweat of workers. On this day, the whole country salutes them. Today, we all are battling against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic and the contribution of our workers to the society has come out even more apparently and significantly.” he said.

The Finance Minister reiterated that Punjab has received only Rs. 71 crore from the Central Government for fighting against COVID-19 and other funds, which have been received, was the right of the state of Punjab. These funds were payable to Punjab without even the pandemic.

The Finance Minister categorically said that all precautionary measures have been followed for taking care of the pilgrims, students, labourers coming from other states in Punjab and samples are being taken and all are being quarantined. Urging the general public to have sympathy with COVID-19 positive persons, he said that as this disease could infect anyone and COVID-19 patients should not be discriminated.

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