The Corona epidemic has once again knocked on the residence of Chandigarh-based Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal. Two employees of CM’s residence have been found to be corona positive. Samples were taken from the staff posted at the CM residence under routine procedure, whose report came positive. The report of the rest of the personnel is yet to come.
Cases of corona infection in the city have suddenly increased during the last week. The reason for the increase in infection may be that people do not use masks and forget about social distance. That is why the administration has now resumed the process of deducting invoices against those who do not follow the Corona Guideline. The city administrator has instructed the DC and the police to deduct the invoices of the person who does not follow the rules in public places.
In the city, on June 5 last year, the administration had made provision for challans for not wearing masks and violating social distance. Since then, about 46000 invoices have been cut in the city. From June 2020 till now, on average, the challan of 163 people has been cut every day due to not wearing a mask or not following social distance. The way in which the cases of corona have been increasing continuously for the last 8-10 days, the restrictions may also increase in Chandigarh. Earlier, indoor and outdoor gatherings were banned on the lines of Punjab.
During the last 24 hours in the city 1765 suspected patients were examined out of which 148 new infected patients have been found. The number of active patients in the city has increased to 1166 at present. So far 2 lakh 80 thousand 183 patients have been tested for corona infection in the city out of which 23 thousand 244 patients came positive. Out of which 21 thousand 720 patients have recovered. The infection has killed 358 patients in the city to date.
Director Health Services Dr. Amandeep Kang said that corona infection has started increasing rapidly again. People need to take precautions. Just because the vaccine has arrived does not mean that the corona is over. People should go where they need to go. Avoid crowds. Wear a mask. Follow social distance. After a while, wash your hands. Those who are eligible for vaccination should be vaccinated as soon as possible. The vaccine is completely safe.
In order to get more people to get corona vaccine in the city, the health department is setting up a corona vaccination center near their homes for the convenience of the people of the city. Earlier there were 35 centers, which has now increased to 47. The number of people taking vaccine dose in the city till today has reached 53 thousand 679. These include front-line and health workers, 45 to 60-year-olds and 80-year-olds.