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Third Covid wave in Punjab, says OP Soni

By Rajan Nath -- January 04, 2022 12:31 pm -- Updated:January 05, 2022 10:24 am

Coronavirus Punjab: Soon after the Punjab government imposed a night curfew in the state, the Deputy Chief Minister and Health Minister OP Soni on Tuesday said that the third wave of Covid-19 is here, and wearing of masks is mandatory.

Addressing a press conference, OP Soni said that the Punjab government is ready to tackle the third wave of Covid-19. Asserting the need to wear face masks, he said that huge gatherings should be banned.

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Furthermore, he said that over 17,000 beds are available to tackle any untoward situation in the state.

The Punjab Government on Tuesday imposed a night curfew in the state from 10 pm to 5 am until January 15 to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the state.

In view of the rising coronavirus cases in Punjab, the Government said, "Movement of individuals for all the non-essentials activities shall remain prohibited between 10 pm and 5 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 CrPC and ensure strict compliance."

The press release further said, "All bars, cinema 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."

"All sports complexes, stadia, swimming pools, gyms shall remain closed. AC buses will run at 50 percent of capacity." Moreover, only fully vaccinated staff will be allowed to attend the government and private office, the order read.

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-PTC News

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