In view of increasing coronavirus cases, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered night curfew in all towns and cities from 10 pm to 5 am and doubled fine for flouting Covid-19 rules from December 1.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered night curfew in all towns and cities from 10 pm to 5 am and doubled the fine for flouting Covid-19 appropriate behaviour to Rs 1000, with effect from December 1.
On Tuesday, Punjab recorded 22 more Covid-19 fatalities which pushed the death toll in the state to 4,653, while the caseload rose to 1,47,665 with 614 new infections.
Four deaths each were reported from Sangrur and Patiala, three each from Jalandhar and Ludhiana, two each from Bathinda and Gurdaspur and one each from Fatehgarh Sahib, Mansa, Moga and Pathankot, according to a medical bulletin.
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.
As of Tuesday, there are 6,834 active Covid-19 cases in the state.
A total of 439 coronavirus patients were discharged after recovering from the infection, taking the number of cured persons to 1,36,178.
Eleven critical patients are on ventilator support, while 139 are on oxygen support.