With Punjab witnessing a surge in coronavirus cases, Chief Minister Amrinder Singh on Wednesday announced extension of night curfew to the entire state and ordered a ban on political gatherings. The chief minister said night curfew from 9 pm to 5 am, which was till now imposed in 12 districts, will be extended to all 22 districts of the state.
The government has asked the health authorities to increase the number of people being vaccinated per day keeping a target of 2 lakh in a day. The number now is only 90,000 per day.
CM says he has been forced to order the ban on political gatherings as his appeals to the parties to refrain from organising such events had been ignored.
Hence, the government had made it clear that the people or even the leaders if found violating the ban will be titled under the Disaster Management Act and Epidemic Diseases Act.