The Punjab government has extended the corona restrictions in the state till 30 September. At the same time, only 300 people will be able to participate in the programs. Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh directed to increase the testing capacity from 45 thousand to 50 thousand. The Chief Minister also directed to open Anganwadi centers this month.

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has extended the existing COVID restrictions till September 30 in view of the festive season. 300 people will be allowed to attend all programs including political public meetings. At the same time, ordered to wear masks and strictly enforce social distance.

Special instructions have been given to political parties and program managers during the festival. Every person participating in the program must be vaccinated or a single dose must be given. This rule will also apply to the employees and management posted at the food stalls.

DGP Dinkar Gupta said that in view of the decreasing number of Covid cases, people are being negligent in wearing masks and in this regard, the Health Department with the help of police should strictly enforce the Covid restrictions. The Captain directed the Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan to form joint flying squads of police and administration in each district and ensure strict enforcement of restrictions in restaurants and marriage palaces.

Presiding over a high-level virtual meeting of the Covid review, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh also asked the Social Security Department to open Anganwadi centers this month. The opening of these centers will depend on the vaccination of the staff and other guidelines.

The Chief Minister also ordered that while increasing the testing capacity, it should be done at least 50 thousand per day from the existing 45 thousand per day so that preparations can be made in advance related to the third wave of Covid. The Chief Minister directed to check the crowded places during the festive season.

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