Amritsar, March 19: Amid surging COVID-19 cases, a night curfew has been imposed in Amritsar as a precautionary measure against the virus.
The city reported 230 fresh cases of COVID-19 on March 18.
“The Chief Minister has ordered a curfew in the city between 11 pm and 5 am,” said Assistant Commissioner of Police (Central) Parvesh Chopra.
Ahead of Holi celebrations, shopkeepers in Amritsar said their businesses are adversely affected due to rising cases of COVID-19.
Punjab reported 2,387 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, informed the state health department on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Jalandhar District Collector Ghanshyam Thori and Ludhiana District Collector Varinder Sharna on Thursday imposed a night curfew in the respective districts from tonight. The curfew will remain imposed from 9 pm to 5 am until further orders.
With the fresh COVID-19 cases, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 2,05,418. (The Awam News)