Harleen Kaur Grewal

Punjab, March 19, 2021: With the increase in COVID-19 cases, restrictions have also started increasing. There is a night curfew in 11 districts in Punjab, which will remain in force from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. at night. Not only this, schools and colleges have also been closed till March 31. Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu gave this information on Friday. Not only this, apart from the night curfew, restrictions are also imposed during the day. Vehicles will not be allowed on the roads for one hour in the state from 11:00 a.m to 12:00 noon. The Health Minister said that this decision has been taken to pay tribute to those who lost their lives due to the Coronavirus. This decision will come into effect from next week i.e. Monday.

Apart from this, cinema halls will also run with 50% capacity. Like Mumbai, the Punjab government has also decided that no more than 100 people can enter at a time. The BMC has ordered in Mumbai that only those people who have corona negative test reports will be allowed in malls.

Do not invite anyone into your home:  CM Captain Amarinder Singh has appealed to the masses to not allow more than 10 people into one’s house at one time. Avoid social events for two weeks. Night curfew has been imposed in the 11 worst-affected districts. Apart from this, only programs such as weddings, funerals are allowed to be performed. More than 20 people should not be present in these ceremonies. These restrictions have been in force since Sunday.

All will remain closed in the night curfew except the industry: The Chief Minister has asked to ban other activities in the night curfew besides the industries. A night curfew has been announced in 11 districts of the state. These include Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala, Mohali, Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, SBS Nagar, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ropar, and Moga.

Public meetings in government offices are also prohibited in these districts. Apart from this, citizens have been asked to go to the government office only when it is vitally important. Not only this, CM Capt Amarinder Singh said that if the situation does not improve, the restrictions can be implemented in other districts as well.