Punjab Government imposes night curfew from 9 PM to 5 AM till 30 April

Punjab Government also bans all political gathering in the state till April 30, 2021.

On Wednesday, April 7, Punjab government announced about the night curfew and imposed night curfew from 9 PM to 5 AM across the entire state till April 30 and also banned political gatherings.


Witnessing a sudden spike in coronavirus cases, Punjab’s administration announced night curfew in the city from 10 PM to 5 AM till April 30th. Only essential services will be allowed to function during the curfew.

Punjab also adds to the list of state who is imposing night curfew in the state. On April 6, Delhi government also announced about imposition of night curfew with immediate effect until April 30. “Night curfew imposed in Delhi from 10 pm to 5 am with immediate effect till 30th April, in the wake of Covid-19  situation,” reports ANI. Essential services and emergency movements of vehicles will be allowed like in previous round of night curfew.

Punjab CM had already urged PM Narendra Modi to expand COVID-19 vaccination process as the report shows that UK variant is affecting more young people. Captain has also said that the process needs to be expedited, pointing that experts have found that existing Covishield vaccine to be equally effective against the UK variant – B.1.1.7.

India recorded over 1.15 lakh new COVID cases in the last 24 hours for first time since the beginning of the pandemic, setting an unprecedented, grim record during the second wave. 630 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Eight States account for 84.44% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties of 297. Punjab follows with 61 daily deaths.