The Punjab government on Thursday decided to discontinue public transport in the state as a preventive step against novel coronavirus.
Buses, auto-rickshaws and tempos will not be allowed to ply in the state from the midnight intervening Friday and Saturday.
Punjab has reported three coronavirus cases. One person, who had a travel history to Germany and Italy, died due to the disease on Wednesday. The state’s capital, Chandigarh, also reported its first positive case on Wednesday evening.