Chandigarh, July 12
Amid the rise in Covid cases, Punjab is all set to impose more stringent curbs, including further restrictions on public gatherings. The guidelines will be issued tomorrow.
Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh said he did not want Punjab to go the Mumbai or Delhi way. He attributed the increase in Covid cases in the state to increased testing and the large number of people coming from outside. “From 700 tests a day initially, testing had gone up to more than 10,000 a day,” he said.
Capt Amarinder Singh announced a three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the alleged Covid-test scam by Amritsar’s Tulli lab. He ruled out Haryana-type quota in jobs. On university exams, he said the UGC should leave it to the states to take a call. — TNS
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