The government announced it was easing curfew hours in orange and green zones on Saturday, as the state looks at slowly easing lockdown rules imposed in the state over the coronavirus pandemic.
Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said shops in orange and green zones across the state will remain open from 9 am to 1 pm. The new timing will be applicable from Sunday.
However, there would be no relaxations in red zones and containment areas, he said.
The new curfew hours are two hours longer than currently given. Punjab’s curfew hours currently are from 7-11 am.
The chief minister attributed the decision to requests to have curfew time changed because shops do not usually open before 9 am.