Vaccination or negative Covid report a must to enter Punjab

Wednesday 18th August 2021 06:54 EDT

Only those who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus or have a negative RT-PCR test report will be allowed to enter Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said.  People coming from neighbouring Himachal Pradesh and Jammu will be strictly monitored. In schools and colleges in Punjab, only fully vaccinated teaching and non-teaching staff, or those recently recovered from Covid-19, can physically be present to teach even as online classes remain an option for students. Amarinder 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.

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