People should not get panicky but vigilant over possible threat of next Covid wave-MP Sanjeev Arora
Ludhiana, December 23, 2022: Rajya Sabha MP from Ludhiana Sanjeev Arora has asked people of Punjab, especially Ludhiana residents, not to get panicky but vigilant over rising concern of Omicron sub-variant BF.7, which has caused surge in Covid-19 cases in China.
In a statement here today, he added that rather people should remain vigilant and follow all the guidelines being issued by the state government.
People should avoid visiting crowded places and huge gatherings, he said, adding that however if it is not possible for them to avoid such gatherings due to one or the other reason than they must wear mask and always keep their hands clean.
Arora said those who are still left to get booster dose due to any reason they should not waste any more time and go for vaccination.
Below are the guidelines issued by IMA:
• Face masks are to be used in all public places.
• Social distancing is to be maintained.
• Regular hand washing with soap and water or sanitizers.
• Public gatherings like marriages, political or social meetings etc. to be avoided.
• Avoid International travel
• Consult the doctor in case of any symptoms like fever, sore throat, cough, loose motions etc.
• Get your COVID vaccination including precautionary dose at the earliest.
• Follow the government advisory issued from time to time
Further, Arora said the state government under the able leadership of Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Bhagwant Singh Mann is keeping a strict watch on the overall situation and taking all out preventive measures to avoid recurrence of previous era of the pandemic. The chief minister has also called a meeting of the officials of the state health department over the Covid-19 situation & preparation, he added.
Arora said it is good to note that the situation is under fully control so far, adding that Punjab’s health minister Chetan Singh Jauramajra had already stated that there are nine active cases of Covid, and 16 districts do not have any positive cases of Covid-19 so far. The minister had also stated that oxygen plants have been established and hospitals of the state are fully prepared, he added.
Meanwhile, Arora appealed to all industrial units to take the required measures to prevent the possible threat of Covid-19 and Omicron sub-variant. He asserted that “we should understand that human life is more important than anything else”.
He hoped that people will fully cooperate the state government and the state health authorities as well in adequately and smoothly dealing with any situation if arising. He hoped that no one would like to see again old and painful days of the pandemic.