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Punjab govt. closes schools and colleges till April 10 to tackle Covid-19 issues

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The Punjab government on Tuesday extended restrictions on dealing with coronavirus by keeping schools and colleges closed for another ten days. Punjab Prime Minister Amarinder Singh has also ordered him to intensify his campaign for coronavirus testing and vaccination with officials telling him that a daily drop in cases is only expected by mid-May.

On March 19, the government ordered the closure of educational institutions without restricting recruitment at cinemas, supermarkets, and public events for a month.

Punjab Prime Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday issued a directive that all existing restrictions until March 31, will now remain in effect until April 10, according to a statement. Earlier, the state government ordered that no more than 100 people be allowed in supermarkets at any time while cinemas were told to keep the numbers at 50 percent of their total capacity.
In the 11 worst-hit states, all social gatherings, except for funerals and weddings, were strictly forbidden, with only 20 people allowed. CM on Tuesday instructed the Department of Health to increase the number of immunization sites to address priority sectors.

While 326 samples of 401 coronavirus positive were initially sent to the NCDC (National Center for Genetic Disease) genetic testing were found to be correct in the UK variant, 95 samples were sent to IGIB (Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi), Samples 85 were found with similar hope. CM was told at a review meeting that positive cases and deaths are growing rapidly in some regions and speculation submitted by the CMC, Ludhiana, shows that infection rates are very high on April 6th.

The numbers will drop in mid-or late May as ordered by Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Hoshiarpur and Kapurthala are expected to file a number of charges. The quality level is likely to be higher for those under the age of 40, officials said citing speculation.

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