Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, April 20
Chandigarh Administration decided on Tuesday to continue enforcing weekend lockdowns as the union territory's COVID-19 cases remain alarmingly high.
Weekend lockdown will be in force from 8 pm on April 23 (Friday) up to 5 am on April 26 (Monday).
The administration said in a press statement that it would take a call on whether to enforce a 7-day lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19 on Friday.
Besides, the UT Administration has already called for a complete lockdown on Wednesday to prevent any form of mass gathering on Ram Navami. Only essential activities and movements will be allowed on this day.
The administration also advanced night curfew by 2 hours on weekdays. Curfew hours will now begin at 8 pm instead of the previous 10 pm and will remain in force until 5 am.
Only essential and emergency services will function at this time. Any violation could lead to a fine and an impounding of vehicle, the administration said in a press release.
Additionally, UT Administration VP Singh Badnore appealed to people to avoid crowding hospitals, saying that those with milder form of COVID-19 should opt for home isolation and leave hospital beds for critical cases.
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