Jalandhar, June 28, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has said that entire family could travel together to any place in their own car and there was no bar on number of family members moving together as per the capacity of their private vehicle.
Replying to a query of a Jalandhar resident Mr. Amarjeet Singh Cheema during #AskCaptain Facebook Live session on Saturday, the Chief Minister said that there was no ban on travelling of family in their own car. However, he said that this should not be misused and only family should strictly travel in the car as per the capacity of the vehicle.
With the Corona virus cases spreading across the country, the Chief Minister said the norm of wearing mask in public had to be strictly adhered to. He appealed to the people of Punjab not to violate this and other safety protocols adding that there should be no need for challans on this count to happen as everyone should act responsibly.
Captain Amarinder Singh said that not wearing masks or violating social distance norms or spitting were anti-social actions.
The Chief Minister urged people to be cautious and follow all protocols and the advice of medical experts to check the cases from escalating further. Noting with concern that experts had projected Punjab’s peak to be still some time away, Captain Amarinder Singh said the state could not afford to be lax in any way.
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He said that on its part, the state government was continuously increasing testing adding that testing in Punjab would go up to 20000 a day by the end of this month.
The Chief Minister further said that four more testing labs had already been approved by his Cabinet, which would help in scaling up testing two-fold over the next few days.
Captain Amarinder Singh asserted that he would definitely not allow profiteering in the state at the cost of the people’s lives and health in these testing times. He further pointed out that all treatment and medicines for Covid was being provided free of cost in government hospitals.