Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced to extend the curfew for two more weeks to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state. “Though the curfew has been extended by two more weeks, there will be relaxation from 7 am to 11 am every day. During this time, people can come out of their houses. Shops will also be allowed to open,” the Chief Minister said in a video address.
The relief has been provided only for the convenience of the people and should not be used for interactions with friends, he added.
However, during a recent video conference with PM Modi, several state Chief Ministers have requested to extend the lockdown period.
According to the latest data by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of coronavirus cases in the country stands at 31,332, of which 7,696 have recovered/discharged. At least 1,007 people have succumbed to the disease.