14 days self-quarantine compulsory for vistors

Chandigarh, June 22, 2020: Expressing concern about the rising
number of Covid positive case, the Governor
of Punjab and Administrator, UT Chandigarh,.
VP Singh Badnore today asked Arun Kumar
Gupta, Principal Secretary Health to issue specific
orders regarding self-home quarantine for 14
days for visitors coming from outside the tri-city.
However, this will not apply to such visitors who
spend less than 72 hours in Chandigarh. This will
enable Business Executives/ Government
Employees etc. who come to Chandigarh for official
work and leave after a short stay.
The Administrator noted that, in the recent past,
the maximum number of positive cases had been
found in persons coming from outside. He
appealed to the local Residents Welfare Associations,
Voluntary Agencies, Social Workers etc. to
co-operate with the Health and Police Authorities
in monitoring the stay and movement of persons
coming from outside. He advised that in case of
any symptom, the matter should immediately be
brought to the notice of the Health Authorities.
Suppression of such vital information will lead to
further spread of infection, he warned.
The Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula
informed that they have 83 active cases and
Deputy Commissioner, Mohali stated that they
have 66 active cases. There are 82 active cases in
Chandigarh.
The Administrator directed the Commissioner,
Municipal Corporation and Deputy Commissioner,
UT to ensure that all residents kept in Quarantine
Centres are properly taken care of. Basic
facilities of proper food, water and clean toilets
should be ensured through regular supervision. .
Mandip Singh Brar, Deputy Commissioner,
informed that for every affected area, they will
have a Joint Action Committee comprising
municipal, health, police officials under Incident
Commanders, who will liaise with the Local Voluntary
Organizations and Resident Welfare Associations
to keep a watch in the areas and to
ensure observance of social distancing and necessary
hygienic practices.
The Administrator decided to open up several
pockets in Bapudham Colony, such as Pocket
No.15, 13, 20 and 7.
He advised residents to strictly follow social
distancing, hand hygiene, mask wearing and other
hygienic practices. Keeping in view the reports
of frequent violation of social distancing and
mask wearing, it was decided that a special drive
should be undertaken to impose on-the-spot fine
on such violators. Chandigarh Administration has
already fixed a fine amount of Rs.500 for spitting
at public places and for violating social distancing
norms by owners of Shops/Commercial
places, Rs.2,000 for violating home quarantine
instructions and Rs.500 for violating the social
distancing norms by the owners of auto-rickshaw/
two wheelers, Rs.2,000 for cars and
Rs.3,000 for buses. The Administrator also directed
Director General of Police to ensure that there
is regular checking of persons coming from outside
tri-city to Chandigarh.

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