COVID-19 India: Lockdown extended in Punjab till 1st May, cabinet meeting decided

COVID-19 India: Lockdown extended in Punjab till 1st May, cabinet meeting decided

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Chandigarh: In view of the increase in the number of people infected with the Coronavirus, the period of curfew in Punjab has been extended until 1st May. This decision was taken in a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. Earlier, Amarinder Singh had indicated to extend the lockdown period in the state.

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The Chief Minister had said that from April 15, farmers will be relaxed in curfew for harvesting crops and social distance will be taken care of. Singh told reporters via video link, “We did lockdown first and later imposed a curfew. Then arranged to deliver the essential goods to the people. Our people have reached every locality and are providing essential items.

The Chief Minister said that after the onset of coronavirus cases, about one and a half lakh people came to Punjab from abroad. We investigated and kept people separate. Now, most people have come out of the isolated habitat. He said, “The situation is under control at the moment. In 132 cases the infection was confirmed and 11 people died. A total of 2877 people were investigated.

Let us know that the lockdown has been increased in Odisha only yesterday. The nationwide 21-day lockdown expires on April 14. Prime Minister Narendra Modi can take it after the meeting with the Chief Ministers tomorrow to end or increase the lockdown.

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