The Hush Post| 18:36 pm|one-minute-read|
Captain Amarinder Singh announced that the lockdown will be extended by nearly two more weeks.
At the end of the scheduled first phase of lockdown too, Punjab was among the first few states that had unilaterally extended lockdown before the union government had made any announcement.
Singh made the announcement in a video message on Wednesday. He said that lockdown restrictions in Punjab are being extended till 17 May. However, daily relaxation to the curfew would be made in the mornings from 7 am to 11 am in non-red and non-containment zones. He said the extension of curfew was necessary because the pandemic was still spreading.
“I want to reiterate that this disease has spread in the whole world and it is not going to stop right away. Some experts are saying its effect could last till July-August, no one knows because not much is known about this pandemic. I assure you that I will find all ways to give your relief. So we decided that daily from 7AM to 11AM the lockdown will get lifted. You can step out of your homes and can also access shops which are open but confirm to lockdown post 11AM,” Singh said in a video message released on his official Twitter account on Wednesday evening.
In a relief to industries, Singh added that such industries which could take care of its labour or those who live in the vicinity could restart work to help daily wage earners and contribute to the economy.