Reviewing the Covid situation with the Chief Secretary and other top officials, the Chief Minister of Punjab Capt Amrinder Singh said all the restrictions that were in place in the state till March 31 will now remain in force till April 10, after which they would again be reviewed.
The CM also ordered launch of a vaccination drive in prisons, in the wake of 40 women in Patiala’s Nabha Open Jail testing positive for Coronavirus, CMO of Punjab said in a statement.
Except for medical institutes, schools and other colleges are ordered to close till March 31. It has also been decided that only 100 persons will be allowed in a mall at any time, the revised guidelines mandated. Cinema halls have also been asked to function at 50% capacity.
The government also ordered to observe one hour of silence every Saturday to pay respects to the people who lost their lives to Covid-19. No vehicle to ply during this time.