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Press Release

Chandigarh.6th March,2020: A meeting  was held under the chairmanship of Sh.V.P.Badnore, Governor of Punjab and  Administrator, U.T., Chandigarh  today to review the preparedness for tackling the novel corona virus disease.

The Chandigarh Administration has taken all measures with regard to containment measures being taken to avoid spread of said disease by setting up 24X7 helpline, dedicated ambulance and fully equipped isolation wards in all the three hospitals namely GMSH-16, GMCH-32& PGIMER.

The awareness generation is being done at all levels among the public and hospital staff with regard to personal protection and safety measures. All departments of Chandigarh Administration alongwith government/private schools are being sensitized regarding safety measures to be taken during this period. The role of social media, electronic and print media was appreciated for the spreading the awareness regarding the precautionary measures for containment of disease.

The Administrator appeals to the residents to avoid public gatherings or postpone, more so in view of ‘Holi Festival’. He further directed that the bio-metric attendance system in all government/private institutions be suspended and to adopt the manual marking of attendance till further orders. Police department was also directed to stop the usage of breath analyser being used for checking alcohol level as a containment measure in controlling the spread of disease till further orders.