Punjab curfew till April 14, borders sealed

Punjab curfew till April 14, borders sealed

Chandigarh, March 30

Curfew in Punjab has been extended till April 14 in conformity with the 21-day nationwide lockdown announced by the Centre. The state’s borders have been sealed. Stressing on the need for doing so, CM Capt Amarinder Singh said as Haryana and J&K had shut their borders, those stranded were making their way into Punjab.

The CM, after a video-conference with Cabinet Ministers and officials, promised insurance on the Central pattern for health workers. Local Bodies Minister Brahm Mohindra is learnt to have suggested a three-month cover of Rs 50 lakh per person.

The CM ordered masks and sanitisers for policemen and directed the DGP to deploy personnel on rotation. He agreed to extend the services of 2,000-odd sanitation workers, due to retire on March 31, by three months. — TNS

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