New Delhi: In a unique initiative, the Punjab government has introduced a daily points system under its anti-COVID ‘Mission Fateh’, in which users of the state’s COVA app can register daily precautions they are following against coronavirus, with regular users being recognised as ‘Mission Fateh Warriors’.Also Read - Punjab CM Amarinder Singh Approves Weekend Lockdown; Only Essential Shops to Remain Open on Sundays
In a statement, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said, “CM Captain Amarinder Singh has introduced a daily points system under Mission Fateh where in all Punjabis can download COVA app and register daily precautions being followed against COVID-19. Regular users will be recognised by the state government as Mission Fateh Warriors.” Also Read - Punjab Govt Enforces Stricter Lockdown on Weekends, Public Holidays; E-pass Mandatory
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On the state’s COVID-19 testing capability, the statement noted that Punjab had increased its daily testing capacity to 11,000, with steps being taken to increase it to 20,000 tests per day in the next 15 days.
“Testing is the most vital tool in fighting COVID-19,” the statement further said.
Notably, earlier this month, the Punjab government, under ‘Mission Fateh’, launched a month-long awareness drive to curb the spread of COVID-19. Through the mission, the state aims to spread awareness on 11 points and involve the people to fight against the Chinese-born virus.
The COVA (coronavirus alert) app, meanwhile, has been developed by the state government to provide people with preventive care information and other government advisories.
With a spike of 77 fresh coronavirus cases on Saturday, Punjab has thus far recorded 3,063 cases of COVID-19, including 65 deaths, of which two took place in the last 24 hours.