While holding video conferencing with Deputy Commissioners, Superintendents of Police and Chief Medical Officers from Shimla today, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur directed the officers of the State to ensure that the persons visiting the State from other parts of the country must follow strict quarantine norms while in home quarantine.
Chief Minister said due to collective efforts of the State Government and active cooperation of people, Himachal Pradesh is poised to soon emerge as Corona Free State. He said it becomes all the more important that strict vigil must be maintained on each and every person visiting the State. He said that downloading of Aarogya Setu app must be mandatory for the people entering the State. He said that it would be the responsibility of the elected representatives of the Panchayati Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies to ensure that the person entering their village do not jump quarantine.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the persons coming home particularly from red or orange zone must ensure that while remaining in home quarantine, they maintain social distancing even with their family members. He said that the State Government was ensuring that all possible help be provided to the people of the State stranded in other parts of the country. He said that it also becomes their moral responsibility to strictly follow the guidelines of the State Government and cooperate with the Government for strictly adhering to home quarantine norms.
1314 persons stranded in Tri-City brought back:
Chief Minister said that as many as 1314 persons stranded in Tri-City area were brought back to State in 51 buses, which include 609 people of Kangra district, 335 people of Hamirpur district, 132 people of Una district and 238 people of Chamba district. He said that it was the largest movement of stranded people of HP for bringing them back safely to the State. He said that more such people of the other districts stranded in the Tri-City would be brought back tomorrow. He said that all these persons would be medically examined for any ILI symptoms and only thereafter kept in home quarantine.
Some shops allowed to be open during the curfew hours:
Chief Minister said that economic activities particularly in the green zones have been started and special thrust was being laid on providing smooth movement of essential commodities and farming equipments. He said that since shops were allowed to open with few exceptions during the curfew hours, it must be ensured that effective social distancing is maintained and everyone uses face masks and sanitizer.
People who do not have a vehicle can register on this portal, they don't need to apply for an e pass as of now:
A Spokesperson of the State Government said here today that the persons who desire to come to Himachal Pradesh or go out of Himachal Pradesh and do not have vehicle should register themselves on http://covid19epass.hp.gov.in and they need not to apply for COVID ePass.
He said that those persons with vehicles who desire to enter Himachal Pradesh or go out of Himachal Pradesh can apply for ePass on http://covid19epass.hp.gov.in portal.
On the basis of the registration on this portal, the state government will get information about the places, where the people who wish to come back to the state are stranded. Similarly, the government will also get information about the number of people from other states wanting to return to their states from Himachal. The state government will make necessary arrangements for the transportation of stranded people on the basis of information gathered through registration. The state government has appointed nodal officers to ensure arrangements of transportation of the stranded people to their destination by coordinating with the concerned states.
if you face difficulty in registering you can contact on Helpline numbers:
Therefore, all the desirous people are requested to register their details on http://covid19epass.hp.gov.in instead of contacting directly to the Nodal Officers so that they could be helped. Any person facing any difficulty or inconvenience in registering themselves on this portal or desire more information may contact through e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and call on helpline numbers 1800 180 8185, 0177-2659791 from (7 AM to 10 PM), 0177-2626076, 2626077 (8 AM to 10 PM), 0177-2622204, 0177-2629688, 0177-2629939 and toll free number 1070 (7 AM to 10 PM).
courtesy: CMO Himachal Pradesh