Independence Day festivities in Amritsar won’t be same this year

Strict lockdown in three micro-containment zones till August 31

Independence Day festivities in Amritsar won’t be same this year

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, August 2

Festivities associated with the Independence Day function, which is organised every year at the Guru Nanak stadium, will be cut short and the gathering will be limited, as per the guidelines issued under Unlock 3.

Besides, many more guidelines will be implemented with focus on lifting several restrictions to lift the sagging morale of economic activities in the border district from August 5.

There are three micro-containment zones where strict enforcement of the lockdown will remain in force till August 31. Within the containment zones, people need to continue to follow strict social distancing and other norms of containing the spread of the virus and only essential activities are permitted. Pallavi, Chief Administrator of the Amritsar Development Authority (ADA), has been appointed Covid Patient Tracking Officer (CPTO).

Besides, she will ensure coordination and expeditious response at the district level by tracking patients from the time they test positive till the completion of their treatment.

She will follow up with the labs to ensure that there is no undue delay in sharing the results and they must receive details of each Covid patient as soon as the results are declared.

As CPTO, she is entrusted with the task of ensuring that each positive patient is checked up at the nearest health facility so that their medical condition can be assessed and the future course of treatment finalised.

The CPTO, as per the fresh guidelines, will incur every expenditure required to save lives in consultation with deputy commissioners, besides he will be authorised to exercise their judgment.

Restrictions on many activities have been lifted like inter-state and intra-state movement of people and goods. No separate permission, approval or e-permit will be required for such movements. Schools, colleges and coaching institutions will remain closed till August 31. Besides, metro rail, cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls will remain closed.

Social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions and other large congregations are still not permitted.

Entertainment parks, swimming pools, theatres, cinema halls, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls, cultural and religious functions, social, political, academic, sports, entertainment and other large congregations will remain suspended.

Vulnerable people like those above 65 years of age, those with co-morbidities, expectant women and children below the age of 10 years are advised to stay home.

Pallavi is Covid Patient Tracking Officer

  • Pallavi, Chief Administrator of the Amritsar Development Authority (ADA), has been appointed Covid Patient Tracking Officer
  • She will ensure coordination and expeditious response at the district level by tracking patients from the time they test positive till the completion of their treatment

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