Mohali to be under lockdown on Ram Navami

Punjab CM takes the call after a request from Chandigarh Adviser; asks people to shun mass gathering

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, April 19

Mohali will remain under lockdown on the occasion of Ram Navami on Wednesday as the Punjab government imposed new movement restrictions on the festival to prevent mass gatherings in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder decided at a high-level meeting on Monday to impose lockdown on Wednesday after Chandigarh Advisor Manoj Parida asked him to take that call to shut down all of Tricity.

A notification will be issued accordingly, a press release from the Punjab government said.

This comes as Amarinder Singh appealed to people across Punjab to avoid mass gatherings as the state struggles to deal with alarmingly rising COVID-19 cases.

Meanwhile, the Chandigarh Administration is likely to impose lockdown on Wednesday. However, final decision will be taken in a meeting on Tuesday.

 

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