Curfew extended in Chandigarh by a week amid surge in Covid-19 cases

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Curfew extended in Chandigarh by a week amid surge in Covid-19 cases

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 | PNS | Chandigarh

In a bid to curtail the spread of Covid-19 infection, the UT Administration on Monday decided to extend the present corona curfew in the city by another week. The non-essential shops will continue to remain closed and night curfew will continue to be from 6:00 pm to 5:00 am.

Administrator, UT Chandigarh, VP Singh Badnore took this decision while reviewing corona cases over a War Room meeting with the UT administrative officers.

Adviser Manoj Parida said that it was decided that the day time movement will be allowed, however, residents have been advised to avoid non-essential travel. Morning walkers will be allowed from 6 am to 9 am and crowded places like Sukhna Lake, Museums, Libraries, Rock Garden will remain closed, he added.

Parida further said that a maximum of 20 guests will be allowed in wedding functions and written permission from the Deputy Commissioner will be needed.  For funerals, the number will be restricted to 10 and no separate permission will be required. 

Keeping in view the fact that corona is a new disease with unknown variants and mutations and its treatment needs to be updated daily, the Administrator directed that the top doctors from all the three medical institutions must meet in video conference every day and analyze the medical treatment of critical patients. 

The senior doctors of PGIMER should guide all concerned regarding new medication and upto date protocol for the treatment of corona patients. 

Administrator also stressed that there should be an audit of each fatality, so that the line of medical treatment could be improved and lapses, if any, could be rectified.

In view of the directions of the High Court for setting up Unified Command Centre for tri-city, a meeting of all the three Chief Secretaries will be held on Tuesday  so that a common strategy could be chalked out for fighting covid in the tri-city.

Badnore also inaugurated a temporary Covid hospital in Sector 45, where an existing dispensary has been converted into a full-fledged covid hospital.



Chandigarh on Monday registered seven more deaths and 863 cases of coronavirus, taking the infection count to 51,070. So far, 575 people have died from the infection in the union territory, according to a medical bulletin.

The city is witnessing an alarming rise in Covid-19 deaths as about 97 persons have succumbed to the virus in the last 10 days, a sharp increase in the toll over last month that saw 99 deaths.  The number of active cases stood at 8653.  The total number of samples tested in the last 24 hours was 3756.

While cases were reported from all sectors, Manimajra reported 108 new cases. A total of 714 patients were discharged after they recovered from the infection. A total of 441,625 samples have been taken for testing so far.

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