Chandigarh, Feb 12 : Punjab government on Wednesday issued the instructions to cancel the holidays/leaves of all the key staff engaged in the reporting and management for COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease). Giving the details in a communiqué here, Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said that in wake of COVID-19, staff working for Surveillance of Corona Virus, reporting, tracing and management would only be granted the leave after getting sanction from the Directorate Health Services so that screening as well as test process of the suspected passengers are not affected.
State Surveillance unit of IDSP will be monitoring the situation and all the surveillance activities in the state for corona virus. Revealing about the screening at the high risk areas, the Minister said that till date a total of 22,236 passengers have been screened at International Airports of Amritsar and Mohali.
He also said that 16,549 passengers have been screened at Attari/Wagah Border Amritsar and 5,687 passengers have been screened at Dera Baba Nanak Check post in Gurdaspur. (UNI)