Night curfew, new restrictions in Punjab: Know What’s Open, What’s Closed

Chandigarh/Bhubaneswar: The Punjab government today imposed night curfew and fresh restrictions in the state till January 15 in view of the rise in COVID-19 cases.

Below are details of the new restrictions, including night curfew.

* Movement of individuals for all the non-essential activities shall remain prohibited between 10.00 p.m. to 5.00 a.m. within municipal limits of all the cities and towns of Punjab.

* However, essential activities including operation of multiple shifts in industry, offices etc. (both Government and Private), movement of persons and goods on National and State Highways and unloading of cargo and travel of persons to their destinations after disembarking from buses, trains and aeroplanes will be permitted during night curfew.

* All Educational Institutions including schools, colleges, universities, coaching institutions etc. shall remain closed. However, these institutions are expected to maintain the academic schedule through online teaching. However, medical and nursing colleges may continue to function normally.

* All bars, Cinemas Halls, Multiplexes, Malls, restaurants, spas, museums, zoos etc. shall be allowed to operate at 50% of their capacity subject to all staff present being fully vaccinated.

* All Sports Complexes, stadia, swimming pools, Gyms shall remain closed (except being used for training of sports persons for participation in National International sports events as well as for organizing National/International sports events). No Spectators or visitors are to be allowed.

* AC buses will run at 50% of capacity.

* Only fully vaccinated staff will be allowed to attend the Government as well as Private Offices, working spaces, factories, industries etc.

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