Covid-19 pandemic

Night curfew in Chandigarh from 6 pm to 5 am

UT administration directs all educational institutions to remain closed till May 15

Night curfew in Chandigarh from 6 pm to 5 am

People queues up to get tested for Covid-19 at Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 28

Keeping in view the increasing number of Covid cases, Chandigarh Administrator VP Singh Badnore on Wednesday decided to impose coronavirus curfew from 6 pm to 5 am everyday.

All shops, malls, multiplexes, etc., will close by 5 pm with home delivery allowed up to 9 pm.  All non-essential activities will be banned during the night curfew. This will come into effect on April 29 and will be in force till further orders. 

"No decision has been taken on weekend closure in Chandigarh," Adviser Manoj Parida said.

Presently, the curfew timings are from 9 pm till 5 am.

The Union Territory administration also directed all educational institutions, schools, colleges, coaching institutions, libraries, etc. to remain closed till May 15.

The city has been witnessing a rise in COVID-19 cases. Chandigarh had on Tuesday reported a record 837 fresh infections, taking the coronavirus tally to 40,350. With PTI inputs

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