Night Curfew In Punjab From Dec. 1: Amarinder Singh
A rickshaw rider cycles along a near empty road in Delhi. (Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg)

Night Curfew In Punjab From Dec. 1: Amarinder Singh

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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said a night curfew will be imposed in the state from Dec. 1 to fight coronavirus.

The chief minister in a statement said the night curfew will remain in force from 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., amid apprehension of a second wave of coronavirus in the state.

Announcing a series of fresh restrictions, the CM also ordered doubling of fine for not wearing masks or following social distancing norms from Dec. 1.

The fine for not wearing masks and not following social distancing norms has been hiked from Rs 500 to Rs 1,000.

The curbs, which will be reviewed on Dec. 5, also restrict operation timings for all hotels, restaurants and marriage palaces till 9:30 p.m.

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