Punjab to extend curfew till May 1 due to COVID-19

Capt Amarinder Singh

The Hush Post| 17:42 pm| one-minute-read|

Punjab Cabinet has decided to extend curfew in the state by another 21 days. The curfew will be extended up to May 1.

The decision came after Chief Minister Amarinder Singh held a cabinet meeting through video conference as per The Tribune report.

Capt Amarinder Singh said that the step is important in order to check community transmission in Punjab. The cabinet also decided to promote students of Classes 5 and 8 to the next class.

The cabinet also decided that economist Montek Singh Ahluwalia will head a fiscal committee after the crisis is resolved.

The development comes as the central government is also considering extending its 21-day nationwide lockdown that ends on April 14.

The Punjab Government was the first to impose a statewide lockdown on March 23. This was a day before Prime Minister announced the national lockdown.

He said Punjab will ramp up testing from Monday when it receives 25,000 antibody test kits for blood sample testing in hotspots.

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