Chandigarh, August 20
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh as we speak ordered extension of weekend lockdown with each day night time curfew from 7 pm to five am in all 167 cities and cities of the state from tomorrow. The transfer got here on a day the state reported the best ever spike of 1,741 Covid-19 instances.
The CM additionally ordered a complete ban on all gatherings, besides weddings and funerals throughout the state until August 31. Government and personal workplaces will work at 50 per cent capability until then. These directives had been issued by the CM throughout a video-conference with prime officers to assessment the Covid state of affairs within the state.
“Enough is enough,” stated the CM, including that “we need to be tough without affecting the state’s economic activity”. In the 5 worst-affected districts of Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala and SAS Nagar (Mohali), restrictions on vehicular capability have been imposed once more, with buses and different public transport to function with 50 per cent capability and personal four-wheelers to not carry greater than three passengers. — TNS