When cases of COVID-19 escalated in the Mohali, on Tuesday the district authorities barred access to the town without an e-pass apart from residents of the Tricity.
“No unauthorized access would be permitted and strict vigilance would be sustained at all five town border check posts to make sure that everyone who enters the district goes through the appropriate protocol as set out in the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) directive,” said Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan.
It would not apply in the Tricity district, however, as a significant number of people living in Chandigarh and Panchkula, serving in Mohali public offices or IT companies, and vice versa. The people will have had to give police an Identification card obtained from their workplaces or evidence of residency.
Dayalan said the regional management would double its endeavors given the increasing cases of COVID-19, which would include the deployment of officers and health department squads, to ensure that everyone who comes to the district undergo appropriate medical evaluation.
At border checkpoints at Siswan, Jharmari, Zirakpur, Bohra Khera Morh, and Nagal Morh, three screening centers will be formed each. He added it would only approve e-passes created through the Cova app.At border checkpoints at Siswan, Jharmari, Zirakpur, Bohra Khera Morh, and Nagal Morh, three screening centers will be formed at each point and would only approve Mohali e-pass created through the Cova app. Click To Tweet
Data input operatives will assign to retain accurate data about any people entering the district at each border check post. Specialists at any crossing point will help the individuals install the Cova app.
Also, an ambulance will be there on standby at short notice to guarantee its effectiveness, he said.
Guidelines for visitors
The visitors must have themselves registered on the Cova app for entry in Mohali. Moreover, any individual coming from regions other than Tricity via road, rail, or air must register themselves.
The e-registration must be complete before entering in Punjab to avoid any kind of inconvenience. Such visitors will undergo medical screening until further orders.
Each member of the family traveling along should also undergo registration on Cova app.
They must paste the e-registration slip on the windscreen of the vehicle. The slip can be collected on the mobile while you are traveling in public transportation. Travelers may also sign in to portalhttps:/cova.punjab.gov.in / registration and afterward e-register all members of the family traveling to Punjab with them.
He said in case any incoming traveler doesn’t somehow take the necessary steps outlined above, and then they’ll be asked to cooperate with the Punjab government’s squad at the boundaries or rail, airport check post, which would perform the data collection process there at the location itself.
He further said that all incoming individuals would have to undergo a 14-day self-quarantine in Punjab, except for frequent travelers. During this time, they will monitor their health status on the COVA app. Also, the quarantine will be institutional for the first seven days for travelers and home for the next seven. Any breach of these instructions will make infringers liable for criminal action, he added.
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