Watch: Huge crowd gather at Chura Bazaar in Ludhiana ahead of Diwali

Large number of people gathered at Chura Bazaar area in Punjab's Ludhiana ahead of Diwali. Social distancing norms were flouted as people came out for Diwali shopping. A local said, "I've come here for festive shopping, I was also wearing a mask but kept it in my pocket just sometime back. As you can see, most of the people here are without masks." Meanwhile, the total number of active cases of COVID-19 in Punjab stands at 5,439.