Following the footsteps of Odisha which extended the lockdown till 30th April, Punjab has done a similar act. Punjab which was the first state in the country to enforce ‘curfew’ has now extended it by another 16 days. That is the state would continue to be in ‘curfew’ even after the 21 days national lockdown that ends on 14th April.
As per the latest inputs ” Punjab cabinet has decided to extend curfew restrictions till April 30th“. The step is taken as community transmission of COVID-19 has begun in the state as India has sneaked into the 3rd stage of pandemic’s spread.
Most of the Chief Ministers have recommended PM Modi to extend the lockdown. The CM of Telangana advised it to be extended till the 3rd of June. However, while the national lockdown is all but sure to extended Odisha CM made the announcement yesterday.
Odisha has also closed schools and colleges in the state would remain closed till 17th June. CM of Odisha Navin Patnaik also asked the educational institute to be sympathetic to consider reduction/deferment of fees from April to June.
Now, Punjab has done well in advance to call the extension. Punjab’s Nawanshahr is one of the coronavirus hotspots in the country. Like Rajasthan’s ‘Bhilwara‘ Punjab’s ‘Nawanshahr’ has also done well in containing the number of cases.