Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced that those flying in from abroad with COVID-19 negative certificates up to 96 hours old can now go for home quarantine.
International travellers who getting themselves tested on arrival at the airport, as part of the Government of India’s new directives, can also go home for quarantine if found negative.
Punjab is currently at the 17th position in the country in terms of number of cases.
After the decline in testing due to rumour mongering and fake propaganda, the number of tests again touched around 28,000 per day as a result of the police crackdown on miscreants spreading misinformation in the state, said the Chief Minister.
“We have to effectively counter such campaigns,” he told the third group of Congress MLAs as part of his series of video conferences with party legislators and ministers to discuss the situation.