Amarinder Singh rules out complete lockdown, defers vaccination drive for 18+


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“Lockdown is not a solution, as it will lead to exodus of the labourers and force them to go to states with even lesser medical facilities,” said Amarinder Singh.

A huge crowd at a Covid-19 vaccination center Ludhiana’s Jawaddi Kalan. (Express Photo: Gurmeet Singh)

Even as Punjab battles a high case fatality rate (CFR) of 2.43 per cent in its struggle to contain the second Covid wave, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said that complete lockdown is not a solution in the battle against the rampaging virus. Punjab, meanwhile, also announced that it will defer vaccination drive for the 18-plus age group for now due to shortage of vaccines.

“Lockdown is not a solution, as it will lead to exodus of the labourers and force them to go to states with even lesser medical facilities,” said Amarinder.



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