Gatherings restricted, night time curfews again: Punjab govt orders curbs amid rising COVID instances

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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh/File Picture

The Punjab authorities on Tuesday ordered curbs on each indoor and outside gatherings from March 1 and authorised deputy commissioners (DCs) to impose night-curfew in COVID-19 hotspots of their districts if wanted.

Chairing a digital evaluate assembly of the COVID-19 scenario in Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh issued orders to restrict indoor gatherings to 100 individuals and outside occasions to 200 attendees from March 1, an official assertion stated.

He additionally directed that face masks and social distancing norms be strictly enforced, it stated.

The transfer comes amid rising considerations over an upswing within the variety of coronavirus instances within the state.

Singh authorised DCs to undertake micro-containment methods and impose night-curfews in COVID-19 hotspots if wanted, and directed the police to make sure that individuals put on masks.

The chief minister stated a call on lowering occupancy in cinema halls might be taken after March 1.

Non-public places of work and eating places might be inspired to show final COVID-19 assessments achieved for all workers, he added.

Punjab is amongst 5 states which were requested by the Centre to refocus on strict surveillance, containment and RT-PCR testing to examine the rising variety of instances. The opposite 4 states are Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

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