Punjab government on Wednesday took a U-turn on the decision of extending the curfew imposed in the state. The state government released a document related to the orders of work from home for all the government employees till April 30. However, the eighth point of the letter stated that all those orders regarding the curfew/lockdown have been extended till April 30.
Soon after this hit the headlines, the Punjab Government made a U-turn and withdrew the letter. However, there has been no reason stated for this withdrawal. Responding to this immediately, Raveen Thukral, media advisor to Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, took to Twitter and wrote: “No decision on the extension of curfew/lockdown in Punjab beyond April 14 so far.”
Here is the letter that has been withdrawn:
The number of coronavirus cases in the state has been continuously rising with numbers crossing the figure of 100. Punjab has so far reported 101 positive cases out of which 8 people have died. Meanwhile, there are people who are getting recovered too. Mohali is the district with the highest number of coronavirus cases in the state. Mohali has reported 26 cases in total out of which around 5 have recovered and discharged.
Show-cause notice to private schools in Punjab
Punjab government issued a show-cause notice to as many as 23 schools across the state for demanding fees during the lockdown by the state government. Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla has asked all the parents to directly report to him on his personal email id in the case facing any such issues.