Complete vaccination or negative RT-PCR report must to enter Punjab
Punjab : Travelers with a complete vaccination certificate or a negative RT-PCR test report will be allowed to enter Punjab from Monday, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said. People coming from neighbouring Himachal Pradesh and Jammu will be strictly monitored.
For schools and colleges in the state, only fully vaccinated teaching and non-teaching staff will be allowed to teach even as online classes remain an option for students.
Amarinder Singh also wants teachers and non-teaching staff to be prioritised for vaccination, with special camps. The state's Health Minister, meanwhile, pitched reducing the gap between the two doses to prioritise second dose for teachers and other school staff.
Meanwhile, 88 new coronavirus cases have been registered in the state on Friday.
Punjab has allowed offline classes in the schools. Punjab has ramped up Covid testing in schools after their reopening. The government has also decided to conduct RT-PCR tests of at least 10,000 samples from schools daily.
According to the state government, Punjab's Covid positivity rate has seen a marginal rise to 0.2 per cent due to the rising cases in Himachal Pradesh and other parts of the country.