29042021-CT-01.qxd 4/29/2021 12:12 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 29 APRIL 2021 | CHANDIGARH SHORTAGE OF VACCINE CLOUDS NEXT PHASE IN PANCHKULA PAGE 2 Registration for the Covid-19 vaccine for all adults begins, but availability of required shots remains a concern. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA 3,97,590 41,122 34,559 772 6,306 326 457 11 MOHALI 2,71,112 2,95,768 20,312 44,825 17,672 35,489 520 867 2,446 8,757 221 522 194 579 6 12 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 98 PANCHKULA 57 MOHALI 155 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF HELPLINE FOR MENTAL HEALTH Mohali: The district administration launched a dedicated helpline — 017223509784/0172-23509783 — for counselling and psychological support to people in isolation and home quarantine who may be facing emotional challenges such as stress and anxiety. It will be manned by a team of eight volunteer doctors (psychiatrists and psychologists) who will work from 10 am to 5 pm on all days of the week. TNS REMDESIVIR: DIFFICULT TIMES FOR ATTENDANTS, WHOLESALERS PAGE 2 COWIN PORTAL CRASHES, RESIDENTS TAKE TO TWITTER The huge demand for remdesivir and tocilizumab making life difficult for patients, attendants & wholesalers. MAX 41°C | MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 41°C | MIN 21.5°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6:59 PM PAGE 3 UT residents take to Twitter to complain about crashing of CoWIN website, causing inconvenience. SUNRISE FRIDAY 5:41 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE 6pm-5 am curfew in UT from today Shops to close by 5 pm, home delivery allowed up to 9 pm CITY SEES 11 MORE DEATHS, 772 CASES Tribune News Service Chandigarh: The city recorded 772 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the number of active cases to 6,305. With 11 more deaths, the toll has reached 457. The UT has so far seen 41,122 cases. A total of 435 more patients were discharged. TNS Chandigarh, April 28 Keeping in view the increasing number of corona cases, the UT Administration has decided to impose a “corona curfew” in the city from 6 pm to 5 am every day. The decision was taken at a review meeting, chaired by UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore, here today. decision has been ❝Noon weekend closure taken in Chandigarh ❞ 12 DEATHS, 867 INFECTED IN MOHALI People queue up to get tested for Covid-19 at Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. MANOJ MAHAJAN Manoj Parida, UT ADVISER All shops, malls and multiplexes will close by 5 pm every day with home delivery allowed up to 9 pm. All nonessential activities will be banned during the night curfew, which will come into effect from tomorrow and will be in force till further orders. Night curfew has already been imposed in Mohali from 6 pm to 5 am. In Panchkula, all non-essential commodity shops have to close by 6 pm and the night curfew starts at 10 pm and continues till 5 am. The UT extended the timings of the night curfew by three hours to bring uniformity continued on page 3 EDU INSTITUTIONS SHUT TILL MAY 15 THOSE EXEMPTED All educational institutions, schools, colleges, coaching institutions and libraries will remain closed till May 15. ■ WEDDING GATHERINGS CAPPED AT 50 Marriages with permission of SDM and attendance up to 50 persons allowed. Funeral can be attended by 20. ONLINE COACHING PERMITTED ■ All gyms, spas and cinemas will remain closed ■ Government offices to function with 50% staff ■ There will be a ban on social, cultural, political and religious events till further orders ■ Transport buses will run at 50 per cent capacity ■ Museums, libraries will remain closed. However, online coaching will be permitted ■ There will be screening of all visitors to the city at the airport, railway station and the ISBT Those tasked with law and order, emergency and municipal services, police, military or paramilitary personnel, health, electricity, fire, mediapersons, telecom services; movement of employees/labour of manufacturing industry ■ No curbs on inter-state movement of essential and non-essential goods; All vehicles/persons in bona fide transit (inter-state) will be allowed to pass ■ Hospitals, chemist shops, animal pet shops and ATMs allowed to remain open 24X7 ■ Expectant mothers & patients needing services MOVEMENT PASS Persons seeking movement pass may contact on 0172-2700076 and 0172-2700341 or apply online at www.admser.chd.nic.in/dpc for movement pass. GET FOOD DELIVERED TILL 9 PM c m y b Mohali: Twelve patients died, the highest since the pandemic began, while 867 cases were reported on Wednesday. As many as 852 patients recovered from the infection in the past 24 hours. Among the new cases, 275 surfaced in Mohali (urban), 201 in Dhakoli, 118 in Dera Bassi, 144 in Kharar, 60 in Gharuan, 30 in Boothgarh, 18 in Lalru, 14 in Kurali and seven in Banur. 6 DEATHS, RECORD 520 NEW CASES IN P’KULA Panchkula: With 520 new cases, the district recorded its highest single-day surge on Wednesday. At least 10 health workers and 16 ITBP personnel were among those who tested positive. The district also witnessed six Covid deaths. Among those who succumbed to the virus was a 28-year-old man from Pinjore, who had no known comorbidities. TNS An MC House meeting underway in Chandigarh on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN May salary via smart watches: MC chief Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 28 Over a year after introducing GPS watches to track 4,000 employees and spending over ~2.2 crore on the rent of these, MC Commissioner KK Yadav today said the salaries for May would be disbursed on the basis of “live location of the wrist watches”. During an MC House meeting, Yadav directed officials to ensure that the live location status was available on the website of the MC so that residents could keep a check whether safai workers had come to their area. He said a grievance committee would be set up to look into complaints of employees regarding “faulty location” issues. The watches were brought in to check on-field ghost ‘LIVE LOCATION STATUS’ During an MC House meeting, MC Commissioner KK Yadav directed officials to ensure that the live location status was available on the website of the MC so that residents could keep a check whether safai workers had come to their area. He said a grievance committee would be set up to look into the complaints of employees regarding “faulty location” issues. employees, to mark their attendance in the field and to give them salaries on the basis of the watches. Many employees have been wearing these. The civic body has not given salaries through this technology to anyone so far. A monthly rent about ~18 lakh is being paid to a private agency. continued on page 3
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