Chandigarh administration asks Punjab, Haryana to consider imposing weekend curfew across Tricity

No decision yet; development comes day after UT cases shoot past 700

Chandigarh administration asks Punjab, Haryana to consider imposing weekend curfew across Tricity

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 20

Chandigarh Administration has written to Punjab and Haryana asking them to consider a proposal to impose weekend curfews across the Tricity---a development that comes a day after the UT’s coronavirus cases crossed 700.

A press release issued by the UT administration on Monday says Adviser Manoj Parida has written to chief secretaries of Punjab and Haryana “to agree to UT’s proposal for curfew in the tri-city during weekend, since weekend curfew only in Chandigarh will not be effective, unless it is simultaneously imposed in Mohali and Panchkula”.

The administration is considering imposing a curfew in Chandigarh from 7 pm on Friday to 6 am on Monday.

Parida’s letter to chief secretaries of Punjab and Haryana reads: “Keeping in view the sudden increase in the number of covid positive cases, the UT Administration is planning to impose total curfew on weekends from 07:00 PM on Friday to 06:00 AM on Monday. Such curfew will be effective only if it is Imposed in the entire Tricity, which includes Panchkula and Mohall. Your kind consent/opinion is sought on this proposal”.

Punjab Government meanwhile said it had so far not accepted the proposal. An official said it would share any updates in this regard with the public.

Chandigarh's COVID-19 count currently stands at 739, with the UT reporting 22 new cases on Monday.  The UT's COVID-19 death toll stands at 12.

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