Covid-19: State Wide Night Curfew Imposed In Punjab

Chandigarh: As Covid-19 cases continued to spike amid fears of a peak in the next few weeks, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday announced the extension of the night curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. to all cities, along with a slew of other measures to control the spread of the pandemic.

The night curfew will now be applicable to all cities, with an exemption for industries, he said, while announcing sector-based division of big cities, with a nodal officer to be appointed in each for contract tracing to assist the health teams.

Amarinder Singh also announced weekend ‘Stay at Home’ for the avoidance of unnecessary movement and socialising, other than essential services, in Ludhiana, Patiala and Jalandhar cities for the next fortnight, after which the situation will be reviewed.

In another major decision, it has been decided that every marriage hall, restaurant and office, where more than 10 people gather, will appoint one COVID monitor to ensure full compliance of masks, sanitisation and social distancing, said the Chief Minister, at his weekly Facebook, Live #AskCaptain session.

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