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Covid-19: Night curfew back in Punjab, educational institutions closed

By Rajan Nath -- January 04, 2022 10:27 am -- Updated:January 04, 2022 11:12 am

Coronavirus Punjab: Amid rising Covid-19 cases in the state, the Punjab government on Tuesday imposed a night curfew in the state. All the educational institutions in Punjab including schools and colleges will remain closed till January 15, 2022.

The movement of individuals for all the non-essential activities would remain prohibited during the night curfew from 10.00 pm to 5.00 am within municipal limits of all the cities and towns of Punjab. The district authorities are accordingly asked to issue prohibitory orders under section 144 of Cr. PC and ensure strict compliance.

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However, the essential activities including the operation of multiple shifts in industry, offices etc. (both Government and private), movement of persons and goods on National and State Highways and unloading of cargo and travel of persons to their destinations after disembarking from buses, trains and aeroplanes will be permitted.

Meanwhile, all educational institutions in Punjab including schools, colleges, universities, coaching institutions etc. would remain closed. However, these institutions are expected to maintain the academic schedule through online teaching. However, medical and nursing colleges may continue to function normally.

All bars, Cinemas Halls, Multiplexes, Malls, restaurants, spas, museums, zoos etc. shall be allowed to operate at 50 percent of their capacity subject to all staff present being fully vaccinated.

Likewise, all Sports Complexes, stadia, swimming pools, Gyms shall remain closed (except being used for training of sportspersons for participation in National/International sports events as well as for organizing National/International sports events). No Spectators or
visitors are to be allowed. AC buses will run at 50% of capacity.

Punjab's coronavirus cases have been rising ever since India's tally has started the upward trend.

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-PTC News

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