CM extends night curfew to entire Punjab
He additionally slams Kejriwal, Badal for his or her ‘irresponsible conduct’ in attending rallies with out virus protocol
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday introduced extension of night curfew to the entire State and a ban on political gatherings until April 30, whereas slamming his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal and SAD’s Sukhbir Badal for his or her “irresponsible conduct” in attending rallies with out following COVID-19 protocol.
Making it clear that these violating the ban on political gatherings, together with leaders, can be booked underneath the Disaster Management Act and the Epidemic Diseases Act, Capt. Amarinder mentioned he has been pressured to order the ban on political gatherings as his pleas to events to chorus from organising such occasions had been ignored.
The Chief Minister mentioned he was shocked on the “behaviour of certain political leaders, including Kejriwal and Badal, who had been attending political rallies without following safety protocols”.
He mentioned “such irresponsible conduct doesn’t behove them”.
He additionally directed Punjab DGP, Dinkar Gupta, to guarantee strict implementation of the night curfew. As a part of the contemporary curbs, the quantity of people that can attend funerals and weddings has been diminished to 50 folks indoors and 100 for outdoor.
Wearing masks has been made necessary for all authorities workers whereas in workplace, an official assertion mentioned right here whereas detailing the contemporary set of restrictions imposed because the variety of COVID-19 instances continued to stay excessive within the State.
These restrictions, coupled with those imposed earlier, which embody closure of colleges and academic establishments, shall stay efficient until April 30.
However, there was some respite for store house owners in malls, because the Chief Minister allowed entry of 10 folks per store at any given time, as in opposition to the sooner order of not permitting greater than 100 folks within the entire mall at one time. This would suggest that 200 folks can be allowed in a mall with 20 outlets at any given time, mentioned the assertion.
62 COVID-19 deaths
Punjab had on Tuesday reported 62 extra fatalities due to COVID-19, pushing the toll to 7,216 whereas the State had witnessed 2,924 extra instances, taking the an infection tally to 2,57,057.
The Chief Minister, in his weekly assessment of the COVID-19 scenario, expressed concern on the excessive positivity and mortality charges within the State.