COVID-19 surge: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh extends night curfew to entire State
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh stated these violating the ban on political gatherings, together with leaders, will likely be booked underneath the Disaster Management Act and the Epidemics Diseases Act
With Punjab witnessing a surge in coronavirus instances, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on April 7 introduced extension of night curfew to the entire State and ordered a ban on political gatherings.
Mr. Singh stated these violating the ban on political gatherings, together with leaders, will likely be booked underneath the Disaster Management Act and the Epidemics Diseases Act.
The Chief Minister stated night curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., which was until now imposed in 12 districts, will likely be prolonged to all 22 districts of the State.
As a part of the recent curbs, the quantity of people that can attend funerals and weddings has been lowered to 50 folks indoors and 100 for open air.
Wearing masks has been made obligatory for all authorities workers whereas in workplace, an official assertion stated right here whereas detailing the recent 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 faculties 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 towards the sooner order of not permitting greater than 100 folks within the entire mall at one time. This would suggest that 200 folks will likely be allowed in a mall with 20 outlets at any given time, stated the assertion.
Punjab had on April 6 reported 62 extra fatalities due to COVID-19, pushing the toll to 7,216 whereas the State had witnessed 2,924 extra coronavirus 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.
He stated it was a matter of concern that over 85% of instances in Punjab are of the U.K. pressure, which is extra contagious and virulent. He stated he had no possibility however to go in for stricter measures to additional management the continuing surge, regardless that the variety of constructive instances had considerably stabilised in the previous couple of days due to curbs imposed earlier.