Covid-19 – NAPA demands tough measures to save lives of Punjabis

Jalandhar, June 02, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)

US Based North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) in a letter sent to Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amrinder Singh suggested that still more tough measures should be taken to save the lives of Punjabis from Covid-19 disease.

While releasing a copy of this letter to the media NAPA executive director Satnam Singh Chahal said that although Punjab Government is loosening some restrictions in Punjab but the government and people of the state should not feel as if the worst is finally over.

He said that If we go in the past global history, we can know that the Spanish flu killed more than 20 million people worldwide. After the initial wave, reported cases of Spanish flu dropped off over the summer of 1918, and there was hope at the beginning of august that the virus had run its course.

From September through November of 1918, the death rate from the Spanish flu skyrocketed, as the authorities lifted social distancing measures. He said that in the United States alone, 195,000 Americans died from the Spanish flu in just the month of October.

He further said that If we follow the behavior of this virus transmission, it’s highly likely the same thing will play out in the spread of the coronavirus too therefore, Punjab Government and the people of the state should be more careful than before to follow the guidelines of Lock down in the state.

While expressing its concern against opening of the hospitality, industry and malls Chahal said that in this critical situation NAPA is of the view that some more tough measures should be taken to save the lives of Punjabi’s.

In this letter sent to Punjab Chief Minister Chahal said that this is also a matter of serious concern for all of us about the poor immune system of our peoples to fight the Covid-19 disease.

Chahal urged the Chief Minister to issue orders to health authorities not to leave any stone unturned to strengthen the immune system of our people.


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