Punjab on full lockdown

Story By: Indre Varnelyte
Friday, March, 27 2020 - 17:29

As people were defying 'Janata Curfew' on March 22, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh,on Monday has announced a state-wide lockdown with no relaxations in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

The district administration had assured residents of regular door-to-door supply of food, medicines and milk by circulating the contact numbers of designated shops.

A list of authorised neighbourhood shops with contact numbers was published on Mohali administration’s website.
The CM on Thursday announced immediate distribution of 10 lakh packets of dry rations to daily wagers and unorganised labourers in the state to help them through curfew.

The packets, containing 10 kg atta, 2 kg dal and 2 kg of sugar each, would be distributed in the slums and other places.

To ensure continued supply of essential goods and services during the curfew, the Mohali administration has permitted unhindered movement of select vehicles. These include vehicles engaged in/carrying food items such as vegetables, groceries, eggs, meat, green and dry fodder for animals, and poultry, piggery feed.

Besides ATM cash vans, LPG delivery vehicles,and oil tankers, hawkers and cart-pullers selling essentials are also allowed. Farmers/farm labour going to work in fields are permitted movement.

Amid the outbreak of coronavirus, district magistrate (DM) Girish Dayalan has ordered relaxation in curfew to let farmers carry crops to cold storage facilities.


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