Amarinder Singh announces night curfew in Punjab from 1 Dec; fine for not wearing masks to be doubled

The fresh curbs, which will be reviewed on 15 December, also restrict operation timings for all hotels, restaurants and marriage palaces till 9.30 pm (edited)

Press Trust of India November 25, 2020 16:04:46 IST
Amarinder Singh announces night curfew in Punjab from 1 Dec; fine for not wearing masks to be doubled

File Image of Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh.

Chandigarh: Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said a night curfew will be imposed in the state from 1 December 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 1 December. 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 15 December, also restrict operation timings for all hotels, restaurants and marriage palaces till 9.30 pm.

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