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Punjab extends curfew for 2 weeks with 4-hour daily relaxation

Apr 29, 2020 23:27 IST

The Punjab government on Wednesday extended the curfew in the state by two more weeks beyond the national lockdown in place till May 3 to curb the spread of coronavirus disease. Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh made the announcement during a video address and said the curfew will be lifted for fours hours every day to allow people to step out of their homes and shops to open. The state’s information and public relations department issued a guideline for shops to open in a staggered manner across the state from 7am to 11am. The guideline said people must strictly follow norms social distancing, use sanitisers and masks.

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