01052021-CT-01.qxd 5/1/2021 12:25 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE SATURDAY | 1 MAY 2021 | CHANDIGARH IN UT, NO COVID VACCINATION FOR 18-45 AGE GROUP FOR NOW PAGE 3 UT Administration decides against starting the vaccination programme for the 18 to 45 age group on May 1. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA MOHALI 4,04,615 2,76,038 3,01,297 42,647 21,043 46,570 35,263 18,181 36,944 724 324 857 6,906 2,655 9,031 254 101 168 478 207 595 13 6 8 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 95 PANCHKULA 70 MOHALI 132 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF WATER SUPPLY Chandigarh: The MC has asked the public to store adequate water on Saturday morning as there will be no supply in the afternoon due to repair work. The supply will be normal from 4 am to 9 am and 6 pm to 9 pm. TNS HOLIDAY IN UT TODAY Chandigarh: The UT has declared a public holiday on May 1 on account of the 400th Parkash Purb of Guru Teg Bahadur under the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881, in the city. TNS PAGE 3 MOHALI SEES 176% JUMP IN COVID CASE COUNT IN APRIL DON’T LOITER AROUND, MOHALI WARNS PEOPLE AS CASES RISE District authorities’ worry grows as the Covid caseload witnesses a phenomenal rise during the month. MAX 39°C | MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 39.8°C | MIN 22.2°C SUNSET SATURDAY 7.00 PM PAGE 5 Administration warns any violation of the weekend lockdown orders will have serious repercussions. SUNRISE SUNDAY 5.39 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE To battle virus surge, tricity under weekend lockdown April sees 99 Covid deaths against 27 in March in city Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 30 To break the chain of coronavirus transmission, a complete weekend lockdown will be observed in the tricity. Now, all non-essential movement of people and vehicles will be prohibited in Mohali, Panchkula and Chandigarh during this weekend. The Punjab Government had already announced a weekend curfew in Mohali, whereas the Haryana Government declared it in Panchkula today as did the UT Administration in Chandigarh. In view of the Covid situation in Chandigarh, a decision was taken at a meeting, chaired by UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore, to impose a weekend curfew from 5 am on Saturday till 5 am on Monday. The UT Administration has already imposed a curfew from 6 pm to 5 am on all days as a measure of isolation and social distancing to contain the spread of Covid-19 due to a lot of non-essential movement of people and vehicles. During the weekend curfew, shops dealing in the supply of essential goods such as milk, dairy products, vegeta- Chandigarh, April 30 With over 15,000 cases of Covid-19, April accounted for the maximum caseload ever since the pandemic started. This is double the cases reported during the earlier peak in September last year. Deaths this month saw a phenomenal increase from that of last month. Against 27 fatalities last month, 99 deaths were recorded in April. The pressure on hospitals has also increased as active cases have increased to 6,906 from 2,951 at the start of this month, leaving ICU beds exhausted. Even though Chandigarh conducted the maximum 92,710 tests, the positivity rate this month was high at 16.85 per cent. The weekly positivity rate has increased to 20 per cent. In the past one week, the number of new infections has grown by an average of 2 per cent every day. For every 100 confirmed cases, 16 are currently infected, while 83 have recovered from the virus. Dr KK Talwar, Health Adviser to Punjab and Chandigarh, said, “There is a need to increase the Covid bed capacity in hospitals to cater to patients. We also need With over 15K cases, accounts for maximum load so far Naina Mishra Social distancing goes for a toss as residents line up to get the jab outside a Covid vaccination centre at Baltana in Zirakpur on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR PANCHKULA REPORTS 6 DEATHS, 324 CASES 13 FALL PREY TO VIRUS IN CITY, 724 FOUND POSITIVE EIGHT DEATHS, 857 MORE INFECTED IN MOHALI Panchkula: The district on Friday reported 324 fresh virus cases and six deaths. While the overall case tally has reached 21,043, the death toll stands at 207. The active caseload is 2,655. Over 18,000 people have recovered so far. TNS Chandigarh: The city saw 724 cases on Friday, taking the active case tally to 6,906. With 13 more deaths, the toll reached 478. The total number of cases in the UT has reached 42,647. A total of 457 more patients were cured. TNS Mohali: Eight deaths were reported from the district during the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 595. As many as 857 fresh cases surfaced, while 683 patients were cured of the disease. The district has so far recorded 46,570 cases, while 36,944 patients have been cured. TNS bles and fruits will be allowed to remain open for home delivery up to 2 pm. The manufacturing industry will also be allowed to remain open and all vehicles or persons in bona fide transit inter-state will be allowed to pass. Passengers going to or returning from the airport, railway station or the ISBT will be exempted. What you need to know Marriage with prior permission with attendance of up to 50 persons will be allowed. Funeral or last rites with continued on page 5 PANDEMIC IN FIGURES MONTH DEATHS CASES TESTS POSITIVITY RATE Sept, 2020 106 7,595 47,112 16% Oct 64 2,480 30,362 8% Nov 51 2,991 34,475 9.8% Dec 40 2,339 38,860 6% Jan, 2021 17 1,177 35,060 3% Feb 18 845 38,187 2.2% March 27 4,963 55,407 9% April 99 15,648 92,710 16.85% COVID BED STATUS HOSPITALS COVID BEDS ICU BEDS (INCLUDING VENTILATORS) Total Occupancy Vacant Total Occupancy Vacant PGIMER 337 321 16 72 64 8 GMCH-32 155 142 13 31 20 9 South Campus, 48 100 58 42 17 16 1 GMSH-16 200 193 7 6 6 0 adequate oxygen as we increase ICU beds. We should expand our capacities by roping in medical students so that we do not come on the line of Delhi.” “The peak is expected to continue till the first week of May. Some restrictions are needed to stabilise the situation. The evening curfew is a step towards containing the spread and it should be ensured that people do not step out after 5 pm. Our religious organisa- tions should join the fight and tell people to avoid coming to such places. People do not even wear masks properly, and such careless behaviour will add to more problems. The tricity should have a common programme to contain the spread,” said Dr Talwar. 50 beds more at GMCH To meet the shortage of ICU beds in Chandigarh, the GMCH will set up additional continued on page 5 What a single Lecture at RN Classes Entails ? Est-1995 1. Conceptual Development 2. Simulating PHYSICAL Classroom Experience 3. No prerecorded Lectures Live Class Doubt Session Immediately Followed by (Talk to the top Teacher Face-to-Face) Assignments Test (Prepared by RN Sir) (Prepared by RN Sir) Interactive Class (Batch size: 30 students) Every student gets personal attention. 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