Captain Amarinder Singh is an Indian politician, who is currently the 15th Chief Minister of Punjab. An elected Member of the Legislative Assembly from Patiala, he was also the president of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, the state division of the Indian National Congress.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has given major responsibilities to the Rural Development and Panchayats Department in the villages to fight COVID-19.
On the lines of the measures announced for health workers by the Centre, the Punjab government on Saturday announced special health insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh each for the police personnel and sanitation workers in the frontline of the fight against COVID-19.
Acting tough against the foreign travellers amid the COVID-19 crisis, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday warned of strict action, including impounding passports, of those who fail to declare their travel history.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has said that any decision on extending the curfew beyond April 14 would depend on the prevailing situation in respect to coronavirus lockdown, according to the Chief Minister's Office.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday said any decision on extending the statewide curfew beyond would depend on the prevailing situation relating to coronavirus, which he was personally monitoring on a day-to-day basis.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday assured Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi that the state did not have a migrant issue in the light of the COVID-19 lockdown, as he had directed the industry to absorb all such labourers.
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow companies in Punjab to use their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds to assist the state government in its efforts against COVID-19.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder on Tuesday ordered withdrawal of 1,300 policemen from the VIP duties, including from his own security, and their deployment in the battle against the coronavirus.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday talked to his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar on phone, apprising him about the welfare of migrants from his state.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), here on Monday, requested Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to help industry by waiving all fixed power charges till the resolution of the coronavirus crisis.