Amid apprehensions of the community spread of Covid-19 and the need to prevent overcrowding in mandis during the upcoming wheat harvesting and procurement season, the Punjab Government on Friday decided to extend the curfew in the state till May 1. This comes on a day global death toll crossed 1 lakh.
The decision, taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Capt Amarinder Singh, will be conveyed to PM Narendra Modi at his video conference with CMs on Saturday.
Punjab has become the second state after Odisha to extend the lockdown. The Odisha Government had on Thursday announced an extension of the ongoing lockdown till April 30.