Night curfew in Patiala from Friday amid surge in COVID-19 cases

Patiala: Taking into view the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Punjab, night curfew will be in place in Patiala district from Friday.

The curfew will be effective from the night of March 12 from 11 pm to 5 am, till further orders, District Magistrate Amit Kumar said in his order.

However, the police and army personnel on duty, government officials/employees, essential services/medical emergency workers, and any other emergency related to the safety of the public/property, would be exempted from the purview of these orders.

According to the union health ministry’s update on Thursday morning, Punjab reported 1,393 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The state recorded 17 deaths in the said period.

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