Amid coronavirus pandemic, the Punjab government on Tuesday announced that the curfew/lockdown, which was earlier extended till May 1, has been extended to May 3. In a release by the government of Punjab, it has been decided to extend the curfew/lockdown in all the districts for the state beyond April 14 upto May 3.
"The relaxations already granted and intimated to district authorities by the way of guidelines would be valid during this extended period, it added. Similarly, the curfew passes already issued would also be valid during the extended period. Meanwhile, the detailed guidelines would be issued from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India on April 15.
The decision on the extension of curfew/lockdown in the state comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the lockdown will be extended across the country till May 3. He also listed seven tasks for the countrymen in an order to contain the spread of coronavirus.
"While making new guidelines, we have kept in mind the interests of the poor and daily wage workers. Harvesting of Rabi crops is also underway. Central Government and State governments are working together to ensure that farmers face minimal problems," PM Modi said.
Till April 20, all districts, localities, states will be closely monitored, as to how strictly they are implementing norms. The states which will not let the hotspots increase, they could be allowed to let some important activities resume, but with certain conditions.