Chandigarh extends timings of shops; read details
Chandigarh, June 29, 2021: In the wake of the decline of the COVID-19 cases in UT Chandigarh, the administration has extended the timings of shops till 9 pm instead of 8 pm which was permitted earlier.
Shopkeepers will, however, ensure that appropriate COVID behavior is followed meticulously.
In a war room meeting presided by UT Chandigarh Administrator VP Singh Badnore, it was decided to keep all the relaxations intact with relaxation being given to shops.
UT Chandigarh Administrator further directed the Director-General of Police that strict action be taken against the violators of covid protocol, particularly for non-wearing of masks at Sukhna lake and public places.
"I appeal the residents of Chandigarh to co-operate fully with the PGIMER team in collecting samples for serosurvey, which is very important for future strategy to combat covid in the city," Badnore said.
During the meeting, Dr. Amandeep Kang, Director of Health Services stated that 11,270 covid samples have been tested for the city during last week and the positivity rate was 1.4%.
She mentioned that the overall recovery rate was 98.4%. She also mentioned that 5,11,872 doses of vaccines have been administered in Chandigarh so far. Currently, about 38,000 doses are available and they are going to start evening vaccination centers in all Civil Hospitals and Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16 from 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM (except Sunday) from 30/06/2021 onwards to facilitate vaccination of serving residents.
Dr. Jagat Ram, Director PGIMER stated that they have 85 covid cases in PGIMER, out of which 09 belong to Chandigarh, 55 to Punjab, 16 to Haryana, 03 to Himachal Pradesh & 02 from other states. He also mentioned that they have tested 7,724 samples and the positivity rate was 0.69% for Chandigarh.
He also mentioned that even elective surgeries have been started by PGIMER now. He further stated that they are doing about 100 surgeries daily and currently have about 1,500 patients admitted indoors.
"There is no covid positive patient in waiting in an emergency requiring transfer to covid facilities. The number of mucormycosis patients being received daily also comes down to about 8 patients per day. The fatality of mucormycosis cases has also come down to 12% in PGIMER," he informed.
He also informed that a serosurvey for pediatric cases has been started and initial sampling of about 10% has been completed.
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