Social distancing norms were violated during Chhattisgarh's Food and Civil Supplies Minister, Amarjeet Bhagat's birthday celebration. The celebration took place in Ambikapur on June 22. Amarjeet Bhagat distributed relief material to people on the occasion of his birthday. There are 817 active cases of coronavirus in Chhattisgarh.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on July 4 said that the state government didn't stop the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) work during the lockdown. "Several people put PIL and even went to High Court, we reply their also but we didn't stop MGNREGA. There was a time when most number of labourers worked in Chhattisgarh. We paid every labourers within 15 days, and we didn't get any complaint in regards to payment," he said.
The price of vegetables has raised the graph in Chhattisgarh and Jammu and Kashmir. Not only has the rain affected the supply and sale of vegetables but the ongoing Corona issue has also stayed the people to purchase vegetables from outside.
In Chhattisgarh's Raigarh two robbers killed ATM cash van driver in a loot incident. A CCTV footage shows that the two robbers speeding off on a bike and pointing pistols at shocked passersby. Raigarh's Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Abhishek Verma said, "Two men on bike came outside the ATM, their faces were covered with white cloth, one of them went inside the ATM and the other one walked up the driver and shot him, killing him on the spot, another person is in injured condition." Police has started the investigation.
Residents of 50 villages in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur on June 29 broke police barricading to enter collector office with their demands. The demands included cash payment to them for collection of Tendu leaves. The protestors had walked to the office from Cherpal village, covering 25 km on foot. One of the protestors said, "The Collector told us that we will be given cash within two days. If that doesn't happen we will protest again."
In a press conference on June 20, Union Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri said that exact time of resumption of international flights depends on the other countries. He said, "Any suggestion that international traffic has opened up and we are the only one not to open up needs reality check. The exact time when we will resume international flight depends on the other countries to be open to receive flights. In absence of a decision on resumption of international civil aviation which will depend on other countries opening up, we are left with no option but to continue what I call evacuation and repatriation flights under managed and controlled conditions."
In a press conference on June 20, Union Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri said that close to 2,75,000 Indians were brought back to the country in flights and ships during the lockdown. Puri said, "The Air India family bringing back people109000, we have our private carriers and other private carriers of other nationalities bringing back another 100,000 plus .Close to 2,75,000 Indians, who were stranded in foreign countries, have been brought back to the country in flights and ships during the lockdown. We are doing our best."
Union Ministers Hardeep Singh Puri and Ramesh Pokhriyal launched 'TULIP- Urban Learning Internship Program' in the national capital on June 04. The program was launched under Smart Cities Mission of Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. While addressing the gathering, Puri said, "India has a substantial pool of technical graduates who should be given a chance to be a part of the urban transformation of India. TULIP would help such young graduates in attaining valuable training and experience."
Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri on international flight movement said that if situation eases or improves, that is if virus behaves in predictable manner then we will be in position to make arrangements for flight movement. HS Puri said, "Why wait till August-Sept? If situation eases or improves - if virus behaves in predictable manner, we get used to idea of being able to co-exist with it and we're in position to make arrangements-why not start by June middle or end July?" Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri further said, "Our effort would be to see that if we are able to see that at least a good percentage, even if not the international civil aviation, we can start."
Union Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri on people testing negative but still being quarantined said that if you have taken a test and your test report is negative therefore you don't need any quarantine. He said, "If you have taken a test and your test report is negative, following you don't have any symptoms, so I believe there should be no need for quarantine. The Arogya Setu app is like a passport, if your status on the app is green. Why should anyone want any quarantine."