Schools Closed, night curfew in 11 districts. Fresh coronavirus restrictions Implemented by Government!
Chandigarh, 19/3: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered massive state-wide restrictions from tomorrow. The fresh surge in covid 19 cases has become a headache for the Punjab Government.
All educational institutions, other than medical and nursing colleges, will remain closed till March 31, with a restriction of 50 percent capacity in cinema halls and not more than 100 persons in a mall at any time.
The CM also appealed to the people to keep social activity in their houses to the bare minimum for the next 2 weeks to break the transmission chain. Not more than 10 visitors should be entertained in homes, he urged.
In the 11 worst-hit districts, a complete ban has been ordered on all social gatherings and related functions from Sunday, except for funerals/cremations/ weddings, which will be allowed with only 20 persons in attendance.
These districts, which will remain under night curfew from 9 pm to 5 am, the Chief Minister has ordered cinemas, multiplexes, restaurants, malls, etc to remain closed on Sundays, though home deliveries will be allowed, subject to the night curfew.
Districts like Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala, Mohali, Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, SBS Nagar, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ropar, and Moga are the worst affected by Covid 19.
The situation will be reviewed after two weeks, said the Chief Minister, chairing a meeting of the Covid Task Force with top officials.