Covid cases spike in Punjab, measures initiated

Curbs on indoor/outdoor gatherings and strict enforcement of mask, social distancing, etc

Chandigarh, February 23 - Amid growing concern over the rising Covid trend in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered restriction on indoor gathering to 100 and outdoor to 200 persons from March 1, along with strict enforcement of mask/social distancing etc, with testing to be ramped to 30000 a day. 

Chairing a high-level virtual meeting to review the situation, the Chief Minister also authorised the DCs to impose night curfew in hot spots in their districts if needed, with micro containment strategy to be adopted. He directed the Police force to ensure strict enforcement of wearing of masks, along with notification of Covid monitors by all restaurants, marriage palaces, with the the Department of Excise and Taxation to be the nodal agency for the same. 

The Chief Minister said a decision on reducing occupancy in cinema halls will be taken after March 1. Private offices and restaurants shall  be encouraged to display last tests done for all employees, he added. 

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