Punjab authorities extends evening curfew to all cities

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, August 15

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh stated on Friday that he was extending evening curfew to all cities within the state—a improvement that comes because the state’s coronavirus depend is only a 1,000 infections wanting 30,000.

Night curfew hours will now be from 9 pm to five am. Only industries will likely be exempted, the chief minister stated.   

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh stated a nodal officer to be appointed in every metropolis for contact tracing to assist well being groups.

The state authorities additionally imposed weekend “stay at home” orders in Ludhiana, Patiala and Jalandhar—the three cities that proceed to file an alarming variety of infections—for the following 15 days.

Punjab’s coronavirus instances in addition to deaths have gone up considerably this month—the state has recorded virtually 13,000 new instances because the finish of July. The state’s demise depend has virtually doubled as nicely, now standing at 731 from 386 recorded on the finish of July. The state has been reporting over 1,000 instances virtually day-after-day since August 6.

Punjab authorities expects COVID-19 instances within the state to peak in September.

Major selections

— Night curfew hours to increase from 9 pm to five am in all cities

— Weekend “stay-at-home” orders in Patiala, Ludhiana and Jalandhar  

— Marriage palaces, restaurant, workplaces the place greater than 10 folks collect should appoint one Covid Monitor for compliance of COVID protocols, i.e. masks, sanitisation, social distancing. Violators to be penalised

— People with excessive social contact will likely be examined within the coming week. Those in well being, police and different authorities departments will likely be on frontline responsibility

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