Chandigarh to take call on Wednesday lockdown today

Admn yet to get confirmation from Haryana on tricity lockdown

Chandigarh to take call on Wednesday lockdown today

Devotees throng the Mansa Devi temple to pay obeisance on the 7th day of the Navratri festival in Panchkula on Monday. Photo: RAVI KUMAR

Chandigarh, April 19

To prevent gatherings, the UT Administration is likely to impose one-day lockdown on the occasion of Ram Navami on Wednesday. The Punjab Government has already announced lockdown in Mohali on Wednesday to prevent mass gatherings in view of the surge.

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UT Administration imposes lockdown in Chandigarh on Wednesday; no lockdown in Panchkula

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh decided to impose lockdown on Wednesday after UT Adviser Manoj Parida asked him to take a call so as to shut down the tricity.

No decision yet, says Panchkula DC

On the proposed lockdown in the tricity on Ram Navami, Panchkula Deputy Commissioner Mukul Kumar said till now, no such decision had been taken in this regard.

However, the final decision on imposing the restrictions would be taken in a meeting tomorrow, said Parida. He said they were yet to receive confirmation from the Harayana Government for imposition of lockdown in Panchkula on Wednesday.

Sources said the UT Administration might not go for lockdown on Wednesday if the Haryana Government refused to follow suit.

To break the chain of transmission of coronavirus, the UT Administration had imposed weekend lockdown in the city from 10 pm on Friday to 5 am today.

CHB CEO in charge of Covid management at GHCH-32

In view of the increasing number of Covid cases in the city, Yashpal Garg, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), has been appointed the overall in charge of Covid management at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32.

According to an order issued by UT Adviser Manoj Parida, Garg will coordinate with the Director-Principal and the

Medical Superintendent of the GMCH to ensure that adequate number of beds, medicines, doctors and infrastructure is available for treatment of Covid patients.

Sorabh Arora, Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, will assist Garg in day-to-day matters of Covid management at the GMCH-32. Both the officers would function from a temporary office in the GMCH. — TNS

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