Punjab Covid: Know about the new restrictions to come into force from 15th January
Punjab would face new curbs from Saturday. All your questions answered.Author : Vaibhav Gupta
Punjab Government on Tuesday evening had issued new Covid-19 restrictions, which would be imposed from 15th January, 2022. The order, issued by Principal Secretary Anurag Verma, had said that the fresh restrictions would be imposed, taking in consideration the consequences that the new Covid variant– Omicron– is enforcing.
The order also mentioned that the ones that have not been fully vaccinated would have to take extra precautions to safeguard themselves and all around them.
The guidelines are as follows:
1) In public places with large gatherings like Sabzi Mandi, Grain Markets, Public Transport, Parks religious places Malls, shopping complexes, Haats, Local Market and other similar places only fully vaccinated (second Dose)adult persons or those who are not due for second dose as per health protocol are to be allowed.
2) All Government/Board/Corporation offices located in Chandigarh to allow only fully vaccinated (second Dose) Adult Persons (including their employees) or those who are not due for second dose as per health protocol.
3) Hotels, Bars, Restaurants, Mall, Shopping Complexes, Cinema Halls, Gym and Fitness Centers to allow only fully vaccinated (second Dose) Adult Persons (including their employees) or those who are not due for second dose as per health protocol.
4. Both Private and Government Sector Banks to allow only fully vaccinated (second Dose) Adult Persons (Including their employees) or those who are not due for second dose as per health protocol. Instruction to these banks may be given, accordingly.
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C. Following means may be considered for verifying the vaccination status. (in case of COVISHEID beneficiary will be eligible for second dose after 84 days from first dose and in case of COVAXIN, beneficiary will be eligible for second dose after 28 days from first dose):
I. Downloaded certificates of 2nd dose (Hard/ Soft Copies)
II. 1" dose certificate to check if 2nd dose is due or not.
III. Person not having smart phones, Text message sent via COWIN portal (NHPSMS) may be considered for successful vaccination.
IV. Arogya setu app to check vaccination status.
D. Adequate publicity of all above mentioned measures to be done by concerned Deputy Commissioner to ensure awareness among general public regarding COVID-19 Vaccination.
E. Vaccination teams where and whenever demanded by office in charges for on the spot vaccination or for regular vaccination camps at places of gathering would be provided by the Department of Health and Family Welfare.