Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said a night curfew will be imposed in the state from December 1 to fight coronavirus.
The chief minister in a statement said the night curfew will remain in force from 10 pm and 5 am, 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 December 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 December 15, also restrict operation timings for all hotels, restaurants and marriage palaces till 9.30 pm.
Punjab is the third state after haryana and delhi which has imposed strict restrictions on its citizens. This seems to be a very strong and clear indication that India might be forced into another lockdown very soon.
Many companies have claimed strongly in the media about their coronavirus vaccine, but nothing came out till date except the increased in the prices of their shares in the stock market.