Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh has said that if people do not agree, they can also impose complete lockdown in the state. The CM said that he was not in favor of imposing a complete lockdown in the state, but if people did not stop the laxity then they would have to consider forcing complete lockdown. He said that till now I have been completely against the detention in the state because it would affect the people of the poor sections badly. This will shut down industries and migrant workers will have to migrate. But if the crisis does not stop, then the decision of complete lockdown may also have to be considered.
Restrictions like mini lockdown are in force in Punjab at present. Apart from this, some more restrictions were announced by the government on Sunday. On Monday, DGP Dinkar Gupta said in a meeting convened on Monday that efforts are on to implement the Corona sanctions in the state strictly. Meanwhile, Captain Amarinder Singh also announced a ban on take-away deliveries from the restaurant. He said that some youths are using unscrupulous to be allowed to go home with the goods from the restaurant so that they can roam. However, home delivery permission will remain on behalf of the restaurant staff. Apart from this, shops selling fertilizers are also allowed to open.
Capt Amarinder Singh said that he does not want to see the situation like other states in Punjab, where patients are being left on the road. The Chief Minister said that industries should be encouraged to accelerate the campaign of vaccination through their CSR fund. Apart from this, he appealed to the people with minor symptoms to start the process of treatment at home so that there is not much pressure on the hospitals. Along with this, Captain Amarinder also enumerated on behalf of his government the measures to increase the capacity of hospitals. He said that an effort would be made to increase the number of beds in the state by 20 percent in the next 10 days.