Punjab CM announces 4-hour curfew relaxation, extends lockdown for 2 weeks

Vehicles queue at Gurugram Toll after Haryana districts imposing restrictions on people crossing the border into Delhi. Photo: Dalip Kumar
The Punjab government on Wednesday announced a four-hour relaxation in curfew in the state from 7 am daily.

"I had said that you (people) be given some sort of relaxation. We have today decided to give relaxation from 7 am to 11 am daily," Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said in a video message to people.

"You (people) can come out of your houses and shops will remain open from 7 am till 11 am," he said.

The chief minister, however, added that the curfew or lockdown would continue in the state for at least next two weeks.

Lockdown/curfew will stay for two more weeks. Then we will see the situation, said Singh.

Punjab has clamped curfew restrictions in the entire state to check the spread of coronavirus.

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