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Don’t make RT-PCR test a must for inter-state travelling
One of my close relatives wanted to go to Punjab and we checked the railway/road restrictions, including COVA (corona virus alert) App. It came to our notice that we needed to have RT-PCR negative report which should not be of more than 72 hours prior to the visit. Even Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand and many other states have put up this condition. In my opinion, this type of restrictions may not control Covid rather it would make the life of common man cumbersome. Despite of the cap on RT-PCR tests by the government, private laboratories are fleecing the general public. As we checked from the labs, we came to know that they were asking for Rs1,500 if we wanted the report the next day, else Rs 900 in which the report will be provided after three days. If this is the scenario, common man has to pay hefty amount. Dr MK Sehgal, Yamunanagar
Encroachments galore in Panchkula vacant park
Avacant park adjacent to Suncity, Parikrama, has some temporary houses and encroachment is increasing day by day. It is getting polluted day by day and smoke can be seen near those encroachments. The park has become a garbage dumping ground, parking for commercial vehicles, encroachments, axing of trees and danger to wildlife. I request the authorities to look into the issue and take action. Akhil and Mahesh, Panchkula
Open parks for morning walkers in Panchkula
Resentment prevails among city morning walkers over the closing of parks for morning walkers. Health conscious morning walkers feel they develop immunity by doing exercises and going for a walk. The Panchkula authorities should allow them on the pattern of Chandigarh i.e. the parks should remain open from 5 am to 8 am. They are ready to follow the Covid protocol. The authorities should look into this and allow them to use parks for morning walk. Vidya Sagar, Panchkula