Captain Amarinder Singh, the Chief Minister of Punjab, ordered a state wide night curfew in Punjab.
The curfew would be from 10:00 P.M., to 5:00 A.M., from the 1st of December.
The decision was taken in the wake of rising cases of the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 cases.
Along with that, the State Government also ordered doubling of fine for not wearing masks or keeping social distance or violating any other COVID-19 protocol from Rs. 500 to Rs. 1,000.
In addition, all hotels, restaurants, marriage palaces were need to shut down at 9:30 P.M.,
All curbs would be reviewed around the 15 of December.
The various announcements came after the chief minister chaired a high-level state COVID-19 review meeting earlier in the day.
Post meeting, Mr.Singh asked Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan to encourage more private hospitals to provide beds for the COVID-19 patients’ treatment in the state.
Meanwhile, 22 more COVID-19 fatalities in Punjab pushed the death toll to 4,653, while the caseload rose to 1,47,665 with 614 new infections till the 25th of November.
Ludhiana district recorded a maximum of 103 fresh COVID-19 cases, followed by 94 in Jalandhar and 82 in Patiala, among others.
The principal secretary to the Punjab governor was among six people who tested positive for coronavirus in Chandigarh.
There are 6,834 active COVID-19 cases in the state, as of now, according to the bulletin.
A total of 439 coronavirus patients were discharged after recovering from infection, taking the number of cured persons to 1,36,178, the bulletin said.
A total of 30,51,542 samples have been collected for testing so far in the State.
Stay tuned for further updates.