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Patiala, India:  Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh launched a telemedicine programmeThe novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic has spread across 213 countries and territories around the world have reported a total of 2,452,437 confirmed cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 that originated from Wuhan, China. Lately, the Chief Minister of Punjab had decided to extend the curfew with lockdown till 31st May after the rising number of cases in the state. As of now, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stands at 1,01,385 and in Punjab at 1,980 with total number of deaths at 3,152 and 37 respectively. [27 MAY, 12:29 IST : https://www.covid19india.org/]. 


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May 19, 2020 | 12:40 PM:


Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday launched a telemedicine programme between Christian Medical College (CMC), Ludhiana, and IMAS Healthcare Private Limited (IMAS), the official facilitator of physician-to-physician video consultations for Cleveland Clinic (US) in India on a host of medical problems, including Covid-19. He expressed pride that CMC, under the leadership of its Director Dr William Bhatti, will be the first academic institution to partner with IMAS for the Cleveland Clinic video consultations in India. 


Apr 26, 2020 | 11 :20 PM:

The first group of the devotees who had been stuck at Nanded, Maharashtra, reached Punjab early Sunday morning. These pilgrims went to Hazur Sahib in March and were stuck there due to the lockdown.

Apr 26, 2020 | 11:00 PM: 

Six fresh cases reported in the city of Jalandhar

Apr 25, 2020 | 11:47 PM: 

Eight people, from Jagatpura village in Mohali district, were cured of coronavirus and discharged on Sunday. They were discharged after testing negative for the deadly disease in two consecutive tests. The district has reported a total of 63 cases, out of which 22 have been cured, 39 are active and two died.

Apr 25, 2020 | 8:46 PM:

In all, 80 buses were sent to bring back stranded pilgrims at Hazur Sahib (Nanded) in Maharashtra on Saturday. Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal said AC buses of Punjab Roadways and PRTC were being sent to bring back the pilgrims and the cost would be borne by the state. He said three drivers, a conductor and a policeman had been deployed in each bus.



Apr 25, 2020 | 4:32 PM: 

All six Patiala cases came from Rajpura, which alone has 42 Covid-19 patients of the total 61 in the district. The chain was started from a 60-year-old woman. All new cases are from one family, including a woman, her two sons and two daughters-in-law, health officials said.

Apr 24, 2020 | 10:49 PM:

According to the media bulletin, six fresh cases were reported from Patiala, two from Mansa and one each from Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Amritsar. The situation seems to be going from bad to worse in Rajpura as six more positive cases were reported today. With this, the number of cases in Rajpura stands at 36 while the district has got 55 cases in total.

Apr 24, 2020 | 5:56 PM:

Reports of 29 suspected patients tested negative in Bathinda district on Friday. A total of 210 samples had been collected in the district till now. Of these, reports of 188 patients have come negative and reports of 22 patients are awaited. The samples of two suspected patients, who tested negative earlier, have again been sent to the lab. Apart from this, samples of 20 patients collected in recent days have also been sent for examination.

Apr 23, 2020 | 11:59 PM: 



With no new Covid-19 case for 28 days, SBS Nagar today entered the list of 12 districts in the green zone. Moga, Muktsar and Amritsar in Punjab, and Kaithal in Haryana have entered the group of 78 districts with no new cases in 14 days which puts them in the orange zone. 

The other districts with no cases for 28 days are Mahe in Puducherry, Kodagu and Chitradurga in Karnataka, Pauri Garhwal in Uttarakhand, Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh), Imphal West (Manipur), Aizawl West (Mizoram), Bhadradari Kothagudem (Telangana), Pilibhit and South Goa.


Among 33 new districts in nine states which today entered the group with no case for 14 days are Hailakandi, South Mancachar from Assam; Kaithal from Haryana; Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur and Alappuzha from Kerala; Vidisha from Madhya Pradesh; Cuttack, Kendrapara, Dhenkanal from Odisha; Moga, Amritsar, Muktsar from Punjab; Sidipet, Pedapally, Nagarkurnool, Mulugu, Janagaon, Mahabubabad, Mahaboobnagar and Sangareddy from Telangana; Udham Singh Nagar and Almora from Uttarakhand; Hathras, Allahabad, Barabanki, Lakhimpur Kheri, Maharajganj, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Kaushambi and Pratapgrah from UP.

Apr 23, 2020 | 6:59 PM: 


Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday said he had ordered a detailed audit of every Covid-19 death by experts to understand and check the high mortality rate (6.2%) in the state even as the government was strengthening its containment measures.

Apr 22, 2020 | 11:58 PM: 


Rajpura seems to have become a major hotspot for the Covid-19 after 18 new positive cases came to the fore on Wednesday. With these cases, the total number of Covid-19 patients in Patiala has reached 49.


Apr 22, 2020 | 11:40 PM: 

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh congratulated the Moga district administration on achieving the virus-free tag. He has directed officials to launch intensive tracking, screening, testing and treatment drives to check the spread of the virus in the district.

Apr 22, 2020 | 9:40 PM: 

The state government has issued an advisory in connection with the safe celebration of the holy month Ramadan in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.A government spokesperson said the sole objective was to avert community transmission. All mosques, "dargahs", "imambaras" and other religious institutions will remain closed, and there will be a ban on congregational prayers (Nimaz-e-Bajamaat), including the Jumma and Taraweeh prayers, the spokesperson said.

Apr 22, 2020 | 7:27 PM: 

Till Tuesday night, the authorities had succeeded in conducting a survey of 23,967 households. Of the total three positive patients, one belongs to the city, another had come from Delhi last month and stayed in Malerkotla and the third belongs to Gagadpur village.

Apr 21, 2020 | 9:08 AM:


Rajpura reports 5 new Covid-19 cases, tally in Patiala district surge to 31




Apr 20, 2020 | 11:28 PM:

 Covid-19 cases in Punjab surge to 246, 1 more positive in Mohali. 25 year old man tests positive for coronavirus in Nayagaon taking total number of cases in the district of SAS Nagar to 62.




Apr 20, 2020 | 11:00 PM: 

As of now, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stands at 18,539 and in Punjab at 245 with total number of deaths at 592 and 16 respectively. [16 APR, 23:00 IST : https://www.covid19india.org/]. 




Apr 20, 2020| 6:44 PM: 

A 23 year old male resident of sector 30 and a positive contact of positive case of sector 30 with a history of return from Sharjah has been cured and discharged from PGIMER today. Total discharged are now 14 in city. 




Apr 20, 2020| 6:26 PM:

Ragi Nirmal Singh Khalsa's son demands a #CBI inquiry into his father's death, writes to Akal Takht Sahib




Apr 20, 2020| 3:22 PM: 


The Govt. Of Punjab has extended the suspension period for all toll plazas in the state till May 3. In addition, the free food( langar) is being provided to the drivers of emergency supply vehicles on the toll plazas.


Apr 19, 2020| 10:00 PM: 

No relaxations in Curfew till 3rd May - CM Amarinder Singh


Apr 19, 2020| 8:05 PM:

Sand and gravel mining and stone crushing have been permitted as part of the construction-related activities in Punjab from Monday, according to the state home department. 


Apr 19, 2020| 5:26 PM: 


A break in supply of drugs in curfew-bound Punjab has given an impetus to the state's de-addiction measures, with over 26,000 drug addicts joining the government-run de-addiction programme.Punjab has been reeling under the drug menace for years and the recent lockdown due to coronavirus and the subsequent curfew in the state has broken the supply chain of narcotics to the state.

Apr 19, 2020| 3:46 PM: 

Keeping in view the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases in Mohali the district administration has decided to not allow operation of additional activities from April 20 in view of the curfew restrictions.


Apr 19, 2020| 4:13 PM:

Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh has asked the Centre and state governments to facilitate the transportation of about 4,000 pilgrims stranded at Hazoor Sahib in Nanded, Maharashtra, and nearly 90 Sikh pilgrims stranded in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. All hail from Punjab.

Apr 19, 2020| 3:46 PM: 


An infant and a senior citizen were among Mohali's four new coronavirus cases, all relatives of an employee at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research who recently tested positive.

Apr 18, 2020| 7:40 PM: 

6 fresh cases in Rajpura and 9 tested +ve from Patiala taking district toll at 15 in a day. 



Apr 17,2020| 10:20 PM: 

City Rajpura in District Patiala reports its first Coronavirus case. An old lady named Kamlesh Rani from Aanaz Mandi in the city has been tested positive. 


Apr 17,2020| 4:35 PM: 

Three cases reported from Ludhiana include the contacts of the ACP, who had earlier tested positive for coronavirus. The ACP’s wife, his gunman, a resident of Ferozepur and a sub-inspector posted as Basti Jodhewal SHO tested positive for coronavirus.


Apr 17,2020| 4:05 PM: 


Punjab reported four new coronavirus cases from Jalandhar on Friday. According to the information, a one-year-old child and an 8-year-old girl among the four have tested positive for the coronavirus. 


Apr 17,2020| 3:25 PM: 

In Patiala, the wife and two children of an infected social worker tested positive. Civil Surgeon said all three were shifted to the isolation ward of Government Rajindra Hospital. He said they were earlier home-quarantined. The Health Department informed that around six persons who came in contact with the family members would also be tested after two days. Following three news cases in the district, the department started the screening process of the entire city.


Apr 17,2020| 12:15 PM: 

Notably, three people, including a microbiologist, also tested positive for Covid-19 via rapid test. Their swab samples have been sent to Amritsar for confirmation. At least 10 staff members of the civil hospital and close contacts of the microbiologist have been put under quarantine.

Apr 17,2020| 10:45 AM: 

Punjab farmers reject e-tokens, say process too cumbersome. With harvesting on at a full swing, panic has gripped them as they contemplate on how and where to stock the grain till they get an e-token to transport the grain to mandis. Even understanding the nuances of getting e-tokens is beyond farmers' comprehension.

Apr 17,2020| 08:25 AM:

The state police have selected 25 officers for the "DGP honour for exemplary sewa to society" amid Covid-19 crisis. The awardees include four SPs, one ASP, one DSP, six inspectors, four SIs, three ASIs, two head constables and four constables.


Apr 16,2020| 23:00 PM: 

Total Cases tolls at 197 with 29 Recoveries and 14 Deaths. As per the Covid19India.org 11 Cases have been reported in past 24 hours of which 6 are in Jalandhar, 3 in Patiala and 2 in Pathankot.  




Apr 15,2020| 7:35 PM: 

Until Monday evening, as many as 4,480 people were tested in the state. Too Slow Testing, 9 of 22 districts below the mark of 100. List of Number of Tests in Districts: 

SAS Nagar - 840
Ferozepur - 11
Taran Tarn - 17
Fazilka - 29
Moga - 41
Ropar - 57
Barnala - 74
Muktsar - 53
Fatehgarh Sahib - 95


Apr 15, 2020| 4:47 PM: 

Nine of 22 districts couldn't even touch the mark of 100 even after the decision of Amarinder Singh Government to ramp up corona-testing across the state.  


Apr 15, 2020| 3:20PM:

SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal has urged CM Capt Amarinder Singh to provide immediate relief to farmers by announcing a moratorium on all cooperative loans for six months, exempt the poor from electricity and water charges for six months and do away with paying of minimum charges for the industry


Apr 15, 2020| 9:10AM:


With the harvesting and procurement season commencing on Wednesday, Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reiterating his demand for incentive/bonus to farmers bringing their produce to mandis after April 30 to check overcrowding at the markets

Apr 14, 2020| 10:50 PM:  

Tribune: The Amritsar administration fears community transmission in two areas- Chatiwind Gate in Sultanwind area and Krishna Nagar. The biggest challenge for the district administration and health teams will be trace the contacts of two men who do not have a travel history but still got infected with Covid-19. 

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/11k-houses-in-amritsar-under-administration-scanner-70642

11K houses in Amritsar under administration scanner

GS Paul Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 13 The biggest challenge for the district administration and health teams is to trace the contacts of two men who do not have a travel history but still got infected with Covid-19. One of them has died. The administration fears community transmission if their contacts are not traced soon.

Apr 14, 2020| 6:25 PM


Thousands of Migrant Labourers hurl at Bandra station, Sambit Patra calls it as the failure of State Administration




Apr 14, 2020| 03:20 PM:

LIP MLA's Bains security detail consisting of four gunmen, withdrawn y Ludhiana police. Ludhiana Commissioner of Police, Rakesh Agrawal after he says 'Nihangs' avenged wrongs by Punjab Police 

Apr 14, 2020| 10:30 AM: 

PM Modi extends nationwide lockdown till 3rd May




Apr 14, 2020| 9:50 AM:

The Assistant Commissioner of Police (Ludhiana North) has tested positive for Covid-19 and is presently on ventilator.He apparently got infected while on duty at Sabzi Mandi a few days ago.

Apr 14, 2020| 9:40 AM:

Immediate response is the reason why Gurdaspur is likely to be in Green Zone and as of now has not reported even a single Covid case. 

Apr 14, 2020| 8:50 AM:

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh: "Unfortunately, we had to extend the curfew till May 1, but given the critical situation, there was no option". Moreover, he claimed that the Virus Spread is under Control.

Apr 13, 2020| 22:50 PM: 

Singer Gurdas Maan tweets praises efforts of Punjab Police, tweets #PunjabPoliceSaadaMaan



Apr 13, 2020| 5:40 PM: 

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh enquired about the health of ASI Harjeet Singh, who is currently recovering after his 7.5-hr severed hand re-implanted surgery at PGI.




Apr 13, 2020| 12:20 PM: 

Hot spots of Punjab as per the health department: 

Mohali - Jawaharpur village tops the chart with 32 cases, followed by Phase 3-A, Phase 5, Phase 9, Sector 69 and 91
SBS Nagar - Villages of Pathlawa and Sujjon 
Jalandhar - Nijatam Nagar locality and Virk Patts village
Amritsar - Diamond Estate Colony and Udham Singh Nagar
Hoshiarpur - Moranwali village
Ludhiana - Amarpura
Mansa - Budhlada 
Pathankot - Sujanpur
Ropar - Chatwalli

Apr 13, 2020| 11:55 AM: 
In fight against novel Coronavirus outbreak, the state health authorities of Punjab has identified 17 hotspots for the highly infectious disease in the state. As per the department, Mohali district tops the chart with six such spots. It is followed by SBS Nagar, Amritsar and Jalandhar districts with two each. Hoshiarpur, Ludhiana, Mansa, Pathankot, Ropar have one such spot.


Apr 13, 2020| 11:55 AM:

According to Covid19India.org 





Apr 13, 2020| 7:45 AM: 
Budhlada town in Mansa district has become a hotspot for Covid in the region as 11 cases has been detected so far. Almost half of the cases are linked to the Tablighi Jamaat Markaz, which took place in New Delhi last month.


Apr 13, 2020| 7:45 AM: 
The 33-year old NGO volunteer, who distributed langar among jhuggi and slum-dwellers in Faridkot has tested positive for Covid. Witnessing loophole of Captain Government for langar distribution without medical checkup, Health Department on Sunday started searching for people who received langar from him.


Apr 13, 2020| 7:11 AM: 
The strategically located Fazilka district has not witnessed a single Covid-19 case so far. All this has been due to the administration, police and locals working in tandem.
Although 23 Covid suspects were tested, their reports have come negative.

Apr 13, 2020 | 00:12 AM: 

Apr 12, 2020 | 10:45 PM: 
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh urges people of Punjab to do an Ardas on 11am tomorrow for good health and safety of all. #VaisakhiAtHome 




Apr 12, 2020 | 10:35 PM: 
Congress councilor Sunder Lal from Ward Number 5 of Municipal Council, Sirhind, and his sibling Rajeshwar Parsad were purportedly thumped by individuals for "not giving them free ration" sent by the state government for dissemination taking into account Covid-19 pandemic. The sibling of the councilor has been conceded in civil hospital at Fatehgarh Sahib.


Apr 12, 2020 | 9:45 PM : 
Punjab Chief Minister appeal people of the state to pray from homes on the holy occasion of Baisakhi 

Apr 12, 2020 | 9:00 PM : 
Punjab health department identifies 17 hotspots as state’s cases rise to 170

Apr 12, 2020 | 8:30 PM : 
Punjab cop’s severed hand re-implanted after 7.5-hr surgery at PGI




Apr 12, 2020 | 7:50 PM : 


Punjab reports 12 new coronavirus cases; state tally stands at 170

Apr 12, 2020 | 7:50 PM : 
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Punjab doctors appeal for incentives

Dead Jalandhar lady tests Covid positive; Mohali, Phagwara report new cases

Rajpura, India: A Jalandhar woman who died recently was diagnosed with coronavirus on Sunday, taking Punjab's death tally to 12 out of 167 recorded infections. After reports of a woman from Jalandhar's Kotla Heran village who sources say was aged between 58-60 years showed she had COVID-19, the district's health team made their way to the area.

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