Connect with us

News

Coronavirus: HP Govt Invokes National Disaster Management Act, Read All Directions Issued for Shimla

Published

on

HP Govt Directions for Coronavirus in Shimla

Shimla- So far, eight suspected cases have been reported in Himachal Pradesh, however, all of them have tested negetive, the Chief Minister Jairam Thakur today informed.  

However, in wake of the havoc that coronavirus pandemic has wrecked across the globe, Himachal Pradesh Government has invoked the National Disaster Management Act, 2005, (DM, Act.). Under this act, the Deputy Commissioner, Shimla, Amit Kashyap, under Section 34 of the National Disaster Management Act, 2005, issued several directions as precautionary measure against transmission of COVID-19, in Shimla District (HP).

Now, no Langers and Bhandaras will be held in the jurisdiction of the district till 31st March, 2020.

Dhabas, bars, food courts, restaurants, hotels, etc., have been directed to maintain proper cleanliness in their premises and provide adequate facilities for sanitizing to all the visitors/customers. The staff engaged in cooking and serving the food will have to use masks and follow guidelines for proper health hygiene as prescribed by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GOI

No Conferences, events, rallies, dharnas, protests, processions etc., will be organised within the territorial limits of District Shimla till 31st March, 2020.

No massage centres, spas, swimming pool, sauna, gymnasium etc. will operate in the district till 31st March, 2020.

The MD, HRTC, Director Transport and MD, HPTDC have been directed to ensure that all the public and private buses and taxis operating in the District are sanitised with the prescribed disinfectants at regular intervals as prescribed by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GOI.

The Chief Executive Officer, HPBSM&DA, will have to ensure proper cleanliness and facilities for sanitization at all the bus stands in the district. All these officers will have to ensure and organise necessary briefings and sensitisation of the drivers, conductors and cleaners, through their staff and necessary advisory will be displayed at the Bus Stands and inside the Buses and taxis.

Director, Urban Development and Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Shimla will have to ensure that public places particularly the bus/taxi, sabzi mandis, railway stations, marked areas etc. in the District will be sanitized with the prescribed disinfectant. They have been directed to ensure and organise necessary briefings and sensitisation of their staff. The sweepers/sanitary staff should be provided the PPEs, Gloves, Caps, Masks, Boots etc. to be used by them while working. Garbage would be collected from the households on day to day basis and the same would be disposed of in a proper manner.

The Commissioner, MC Shimla, have been asked to remove all unauthorized fruits/vegetables vendors and rehri walas to avoid congestion on the roads and streets so as to enable pedestrians to have safe distance between each other.

Further, the Director, Tourism, have been directed to ensure that proper precautionary measures are taken in all the hotels, home stay units and other tourism units including proper cleanliness and availability of sanitizers.

All the tourists coming from abroad will have to furnish their information/particulars complete in all respects on the prescribed self-declaration formats, already made available at the hotels, home stay units etc. The details will have to be conveyed to the concerned medical authorities immediately.

All the heads of educational institutions including HPU and other Private Universities will have to ensure to furnish details of all the foreign students, as well as, Indian students having visited foreign countries, who have returned during last one month, to the Chief Medical Officer, Shimla and District Surveillance Officer Shimla.

The Director, Health Services has been directed to take all necessary steps regarding training of health officials /surveillance personnel and providing necessary facilities /equipments /medicines etc. for prevention and control of COVID-19, well in time.

Further, Director, Shimla Airport has been directed to provide all necessary co-ordination and support to the health official’s team deployed at the airport for the purpose of screening of passengers de-boarding at the Airport. Director, Shimla Airport, will have to ensure cleaning of entire airport premises with the prescribed disinfectant at such regular intervals

It has been made mandatory for all the banks to ensure proper cleanliness and availability of adequate sanitizers in the Banks for the customers. The banks have been asked to sanitize ATMs as well.

The Superintendent of Police, Shimla, has been directed to ensure that large congregations are not allowed to gather, in a closed group, at any place within the jurisdiction of District Shimla except at bus stands, railway stations, and airport, where passengers are boarding and de-boarding for their respective destination.

All the shopkeepers, wholesalers, restaurant owners, fruit/ vegetables vendors have been directed to take measures for proper cleanliness in and around their shops/premises. They will have to ensure that buyers are allowed to stay inside the shops as per the space available, without any congestion. The Beopar Mandals are also asked to take steps to educate them and implement the directions being given for maintaining cleanliness.

Further, the public at large has also been informed that section 51 of the Disaster Management Act has provisions for penalties in case a person obstructs any officer or employee in discharge of his duties or refuses to comply with any direction given under this Act. Any violation of the above directions will, therefore, lead to prosecution under section 51 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the notification said.

News

Himachal: COVID-19 Claims 13 Lives as State Reports Over 900 Cases in 24 Hours

Published

on

Himachal Pradesh COVID-19 report april 14

Shimla- COVID-19 claimed 13 more lives in Himachal Pradesh as the state recorded 925 new cases in 24 hours. According to the latest update released by the State health department, Kangra district reported the highest 178 cases, followed by Solan (143), Mandi (114), and Shimla (104). 

As a matter of concern, 48 students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya School, Sarol, in Chamba district also tested positive, creating a stir in the region. Samples of the staff were also taken following it. The school was declared as a containment zone. 

Find more district-wise details of daily cases below:

Himachal Pradesh Daily covid-19 deaths apri 14, 2021

Kangra district also reported the highest six COVID-19 deaths, followed by Shimla (3), Mandi (2), and Una (2). The deceased were aged between 42 – 84 years and included eight females and five males. Find the details of the deceased below:

Himachal Pradesh daily covid-19 cases on april 14, 2021

The case and death tallies in the state have now jumped to 72,319 and 1135 respectively.

While speaking to the media today, Chief Minister Jairam Thakur admitted that the surge in cases is rising across the nation, but maintained that there were no plans to impose a lockdown in the state so far.  

The state government, however, today decided to postpone the ongoing examinations for undergraduate classes and 10 and 12 classes of the HP Board of School Education.

 

Continue Reading

News

Himachal: Daily New COVID-19 Cases Crosses 1000 Mark, State Govt Directs Admins & Police to Show Strictness in Implementing SOPs

Published

on

Himachal Pradesh daily COVID-19 update april 12

Shimla– Reeling under the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Himachal Pradesh continues to report a huge surge in daily new cases and fatalities. On Monday, the state recorded 1089 cases – the highest in 24 hours this year. Nine more people succumbed to the infection, taking the COVID-19 death tally to 1111. Highest three deaths were reported from Una district, followed by Mandi (3).  View more details on fatalities below:

covid-19 deaths

Kangra district reported the highest 249 cases, followed by Solan (166), and Lahaul-Spiti (114). Find more district-wise details below:

himachal pradesh covid-19 surge

Source: HP NHM

Today’s cases also include former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Virbhadra Singh, who tested positive. Earlier, his son Vikramaditya had also tested positive for COVID-19. Pertinent to mention that Vikramaditya Singh had campaigned in the Municipal Corporation elections that were concluded on April 7. 

Further, 18 cases were reported from Pine Grove School, Solan. 

The state government, which had been mostly showing a casual approach towards the surge since the beginning of the second wave of the pandemic, is now coming hard on it in its review meetings.

Chief Minister Jairam Thakur is now asking elected representatives of the local bodies to ensure that the people strictly follow the SoPs regarding temples and marriages.  The PRI members are being directed to motivate and advise the old people, those with co-morbidity to avoid going to public places as they are most prone to this virus.

“Such persons must be reverse quarantined meaning that their movement outside their houses should be minimized to the extent possible,” Chief Minister today said.

Yesterday the state government had made it mandatory for people arriving from seven high load states to carry RT-PCR negative report. The decision would apply from April 16 onwards, the government had decided.  However, he had added, that the state would remain open for tourists.

Chief Minister has asked the representatives of the PRI to keep an eye on the people visiting from other State, particularly from the high load states.

“As far as possible such people must be asked to remain in home quarantine for 10 to 14 days and getting themselves tested for COVID-19 and should not mix with the general public of the area,” he said.

The Transport Department was directed to ensure the sanitization of buses and other public transport.  Shopkeepers were told to strictly follow the ‘No Mask, No Service’ policy. Private bus operators were also asked to properly sanitize their buses and also ensure plying buses without overcrowding.

District administrations were asked to ensure that social functions such as marriages etc. strictly follow the maximum limit prescribed for such events.

Chief Minister said that action if required could be taken against the violators.

The District administration of Kullu district was directed to ensure that all the tourists visiting the district strictly follow SoPs issued from time to time. He told the administration that all the guidelines need to be followed and implemented strictly.

He said that the Ayurveda Department must also provide ‘kada’ to the patients under home isolation. The Police Department was directed to ensure that no casualness be adopted by the tourists, particularly in tourist spots such as Manikaran, Kasol, Manali etc.    

Deputy Commissioner Mandi Rugved Thakur, informed that 1,33,878 total sample done in the district, active cases were 443 and positivity ratio was 8.25 percent and fatality rate 1.2 percent. He said that 51 per cent cases in the district were from urban areas.

 

Continue Reading

News

HP Govt Makes RT-PCR Negative Report Mandatory for People Arriving from Seven States

Published

on

entry of tourists in himachal pradesh

Shimla-Tourist movement to Himachal Pradesh is likely to get hit during the peak season as the state government has made it mandatory for people of seven high load states viz. Punjab, Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh need to carry 72-hour prior RT-PCR negative report while visiting the State. The restriction would apply after April 16th.

The decision came after Chief Minister Jairam Thakur, who had been insisting that there would be no restriction on tourist movement to avert economic losses to the tourism industry, held a review meeting amid a massive surge in new cases and deaths.  

The state government has decided to allow tourists to visit the State, but at the same time, hotel owners and tourists should strictly adhere to the SoPs, Chief Minister said.

“The virus was spreading at a fast pace which was the biggest concern. During the last 45 days, the State has reported 10,690 new covid cases. 120 deaths were reported in the State during the last 45 days,” he said.

Over 900 new cases with 12 fatalities were reported on Saturday only.  On Sunday, according to the Health Department’s daily update, the state recorded 512 new cases. 

Pertinent to mention that Maharastra, Delhi and a few other states had been suggesting that a complete lockdown could be imposed if the high rate of resurgence continued in the coming days.

Though the Chief Minister had been maintaining that lockdown would be the last resort, the tone appears to be changing with the worsening of the COVID-19 situation.

Further, laying stress on twin strategy for testing, tracing and treatment with effective surveillance of micro containment zones, Chief Minister said that greater emphasis must also be laid on RT-PCR tests to achieve the target of 70 percent RT-PCR tests.

He said that the State Health Department must also take steps to increase bed capacity to meet out any eventuality.

Meanwhile, no restriction has been put on the devotees visiting various temples in the State during the Navratri festival.

The government said no overcrowding would be allowed in buses and other public transport and private vehicles. Wearing face masks even in vehicles must be enforced strictly.

Chief Minister, who faced widespread criticism over violation of SOPs during the political campaigning for elections to the Municipal Corporations, blamed laxity shown by the people for a sharp resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the State.  

 

Continue Reading

Trending