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Punjab imposes nightly curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. from December 1, doubles the fine for violating Covid-19 regulations

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Punjab on Wednesday became the latest state to announce new restrictions, including a night curfew and a doubling of the fine for not wearing masks or following social distancing rules, amid a surge in cases in Delhi and the Region. of the National Capital (NCR) and apprehensions of a second wave.

Prime Minister Captain Amarinder Singh ordered a nightly curfew in all towns and cities in Punjab from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting on December 1.

The prime minister has doubled the fine for violating Covid-19 protocols to 1,000 rupees, which would also apply as of December 1. Apart from this, all hotels, restaurants and wedding venues will close at 9:30 p.m. The following curbs will be reviewed on December 15th.

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Punjab has so far recorded 147,665 Covid-19 cases including 6,834 active cases, more than 136,000 recoveries, and 4,653 deaths. Up to 614 people were reported to have tested positive, while 22 more succumbed to the infection on Tuesday.

Of the recent Covid-19 cases, the maximum was added by Ludhiana (103), followed by Jalandhar (94) and Patiala (82), according to the health department bulletin. The state has analyzed more than 3.5 million samples so far.

Prime Minister Singh was not part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Covid-19 review meeting with other states on Tuesday because he was unwell. His media adviser said the prime minister was tested for coronavirus and the report came out negative.

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Meanwhile, India’s Covid-19 surpassed 9.22 million after 44,376 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health dashboard. Active cases have continued below the 500,000 mark, while more than 8.6 million people have recovered so far and the overall recovery rate stands at 93.72%.

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