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Covid surge: Punjab CM extends evening curfew to whole drawl

With Punjab witnessing a surge in coronavirus circumstances, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced extension of evening curfew to the complete drawl and ordered a ban on political gatherings.

Singh acknowledged these violating the ban on political gatherings, together with leaders, will be booked below the Danger Management Act and the Epidemics Ailments Act.

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The chief minister acknowledged evening curfew from 9 pm to 5 am, which modified into till now imposed in 12 districts, will be prolonged to all 22 districts of the drawl.

As share of the unique curbs, the selection of other folks that can aid funerals and weddings has been lowered to 50 of us indoors and 100 for exterior.

Carrying masks has been made well-known for all executive workers whereas pretty than commercial, an legit commentary acknowledged here whereas detailing the unique plot of restrictions imposed because the selection of Covid-19 circumstances persevered to stay high within the drawl.

These restrictions, coupled with the ones imposed earlier, which embody closure of schools and instructional establishments, shall stay efficient till April 30.

Nonetheless, there modified into some respite for shop owners in outlets, because the chief minister allowed entry of 10 of us per shop at any given time, in opposition to the sooner assert of now not allowing bigger than 100 of us within the complete mall at one time. This would indicate that 200 of us will be allowed in a mall with 20 outlets at any given time, acknowledged the commentary.

Punjab had on Tuesday reported 62 more fatalities attributable to Covid-19, pushing the toll to 7,216 whereas the drawl had witnessed 2,924 more coronavirus circumstances, taking the an infection tally to 2,57,057.

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The chief minister, in his weekly assessment of the Covid-19 hassle, expressed distress at the high positivity and mortality charges within the drawl.

He acknowledged it modified into a topic of distress that over 85 per cent of circumstances in Punjab are of the UK strain, which is more contagious and virulent. He acknowledged he had no option but to maneuver in for stricter measures to extra plot conclude watch over the continuing surge, even supposing the selection of particular circumstances had a small bit stabilised within the previous couple of days attributable to curbs imposed earlier.

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