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Punjabi Diary: Punjab plans to conduct 20,000 COVID-19 tests a day

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh speaks to SBS Punjabi. Source: Facebook/ Capt Amarinder Singh

As the Coronavirus pandemic is spreading across the country, Captain Amrinder Singh has again stressed the need to wear masks in the interest of public safety and to minimise the further lockdowns. Punjab steps up COVID-19 tests to 20,000 a day.

In this bulletin…

  • "Need to assess the situation very carefully before easing up further lockdowns", says Captain Amrinder Singh
  • Punjab plans to conduct 20,000 COVID-19 tests every day
  • and, India rejects Pakistan’s offer to reopen Kartarpur corridor

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Testing for coronavirus is now widely available across Australia. If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, arrange a test by calling your doctor or contact the Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.

The federal government's coronavirus tracing app COVIDSafe is available for download from your phone's app store.

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