January 4: The Charanjit Singh Channi-led-Punjab Government has imposed a night curfew in Punjab from 10 pm to 5 am till January 15 amid the rising number of Covid-19 cases. During this time, the movement of people for non-essential commodities will be prohibited.

As per the State Government’s Medical Bulletin, as of now, the number of infections in Punjab has reached up to 6,05,922, with the total number of deaths being 16,651. If we discuss the recent cases, one death and 419 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Monday.

Out of the new cases, 143 cases were reported in Patiala, followed by 58 cases in Pathankot, 57 cases in Ludhiana, and 30 cases in Mohali. 

Apart from the night curfew, other restrictions imposed in Punjab are as follows:

All educational institutes, including colleges, schools, coaching institutes, and universities are directed to remain closed. But, these institutes are advised to follow online teaching in order to keep the academic schedule intact. 

Only the staff that is fully vaccinated will be allowed to visit private and government offices, factories, working spaces, and industries.

Gyms to remain closed. 

Even the air-conditioned buses are allowed to operate with only 50% seating capacity. 

Bars, restaurants, cinemas halls, malls, and spas are directed to operate at 50% capacity. However, this also comes under the condition that the entire staff must be vaccinated.

Talking about the national Covid-19 cases, 124 deaths and 37,379 new cases were recorded by Tuesday morning. This takes the number of active cases in the country to 1,71,830. Apart from this, 11,007 recoveries were also recorded. If we talk about the Omicron numbers, it reached 1,892, with Maharashtra recording the maximum number of cases at 568. 

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