Even as Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh expressed reservations in opposition to a whole lockdown within the state after Centre suggested it in districts having greater than 10 per cent positivity price, the state authorities on Monday determined to increase the night time curfew by two extra hours from 6 pm.
The night time curfew, already in power from 8 pm to five am, shall be clamped at 6 pm from Tuesday onwards. The outlets shall be closed at 5 pm from Tuesday in order to permit an hour of journey time to the residents.
The state, which already observes a lockdown each Sunday, additionally determined to impose weekend curfew that shall be clamped at 6 pm on Friday and lifted at 5 am on Monday.
During the Covid evaluation assembly earlier through the day, the CM had expressed his reservations in opposition to the lockdown whilst a number of districts within the state together with Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Mohali have a positivity price of greater than 15 per cent. The CM had acknowledged that the lockdown begins the menace of exodus of migrants from the states and disturbs the financial dynamics.
Later, through the Cabinet assembly, the federal government determined that stricter curbs are wanted to interrupt the chain of the lethal virus.
Punjab’s well being adviser and Covid professional committee head Dr KK Talwar had instructed The Indian Express on Sunday that they have been involved concerning the three hour window between 5 pm and eight pm day by day that allowed the kids to mingle.
The state is grappling with spiralling covid instances that touched 7,000 on Sunday.