Lockdown has also been imposed till May 11 in Chandigarh amid rising cases of corona. The decision has been taken by the UT administration after the Haryana government’s seven-day lockdown and stringent sanctions from the Punjab government. On Monday, UT Administrator VP Singh Badnaur decided to hold a meeting with the officials.
UT administrators were already in favor of enforcing strictness in the tricity simultaneously. Earlier, after the Punjab and Haryana government imposed weekend curfew in Mohali and Panchkula, the UT administration had decided to impose weekend curfew in Chandigarh. Now, following the new orders from Punjab and Haryana, the UT administration has also decided for strictness in the tricity. However, this time some rules have been relaxed. A senior administration official said that the lockdown was necessary at this time to break the corona chain.
These strictures are currently applicable in the city
The city currently has a night and weekend curfew. The curfew remains in force in the city daily from 6 pm to 5 am in the evening. Apart from this, the administration has announced weekend curfew from 5 am to 5 am every Saturday. However, city merchants are not in favor of the lockdown. He says that he has not yet recovered from the last lockdown, in such a situation that if the administration once again imposed the lockdown, then the situation would be very bad.
18 killed by corona in Tricity, 2379 infected
At Trinity, 18 patients died of corona on Sunday, while 2379 new ones were found. The new infected include 860 patients in Chandigarh, 1045 in Mohali and 464 patients in Panchkula. The dead include 7 from Chandigarh, 7 from Mohali and 4 from Panchkula.