Chandigarh, Mar 5 : Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday reviewed the state’s preparedness to tackle the deadly Corona Virus (COVID-19) and directed the Health department to keep close tabs on the situation triggered by the global spread of the virus. The Chief Minister, who has decided to personally monitor the situation on day to day basis, has appealed to the people to keep away from congested and crowded places, as a preventive measure.
Capt Amarinder has ordered the health department to gear up, in mission mode, to deal with the virus. A State Rapid Response Team has been constituted, with four senior doctors, for the purpose. A control room has been established in each district, with District Rapid Response teams to maintain a 24X7 strict vigil. These are in addition to the state-level control room to response to any complaint/crisis.
Presiding over a high level meeting to review the arrangements to combat any exigency arising out of COVID-19, the Chief Minister asked the Principal Secretary Health to immediately issue an advisory to educate people about the symptoms and precautions to be taken in view of the virus threat.(UNI)