Punjab extends night curfew timings in worst-affected districts

Amid increasing COVID-19 cases in Punjab, night curfew has been extended in nine worst-hit districts by two hours daily, by advancing it from 9 pm onwards. Night curfew will now be in place from 9pm to 5am, instead of 11pm to 5am in districts of Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala, Mohali, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala and Ropar. All these districts are reporting spike in daily cases. On March 19, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh extended the night curfew in these districts and also clarified that if required, he would go for more stringent measures to limit its spread in the days to come.