New Delhi (NVI): As coronavirus cases surge in Punjab, the state government has imposed night curfew in Mohali and Fatehgarh Sahib districts from March 12.
According to the authorities, the night curfew in Mohali and Fatehgarh Sahib will be effective from the night of March 12 from 11 pm to 5 am till further orders.
The night curfew has also been imposed in Patiala will be effective from the night of March 12 from 11 pm to 5 am, till further orders, Patiala’s District Magistrate Amit Kumar said in his order
Earlier, Ludhiana’s District Collector has imposed a night curfew in the district from March 12 till further orders. The state government has also imposed night curfew in other districts, including Jalandhar, Nawanshahr, Hoshiarpur and Kapurthala.
However, the police and army personnel, government officials/employees, essential services/medical emergency workers are exempted from these orders, the authorities said.
Punjab has been witnessing a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases for nearly four weeks.
Meanwhile, the state registered 1,309 fresh coronavirus cases and 18 more fatalities, pushing the overall infections tally to 1,93,345 and the death toll stands at 5,996, the Health Ministry data shows.