New Delhi: Looking at the rising cases of coronavirus, the Punjab government has imposed night curfew in the state and that comes to effect from today. Apart from the night curfew, the Punjab government has also doubled the fine for not following COVID guidelines. Also Read - Every Second Person in Delhi Infected With COVID-19, Latest Sero-survey Shows Signs of Herd Immunity

The fresh restrictions to fight COVID-19 were announced amid fears of a second wave of the infection in Punjab in the wake of the grim situation in Delhi-NCR. Also Read - Coronavirus in Kids: More Than One-Third COVID Kids Show no Symptoms

According to the order from the government, the night curfew will remain in force from 10 pm to 5 am. The fine for not wearing masks and ignoring social distancing norms has been hiked from the present Rs 500 to Rs 1,000. Also Read - Coronavirus: Biden To Reinstate COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Lifted by Trump, Says White House Official

Announcing the night curfew, the state government said it will review the coronavirus situation in the state on December 15 and accordingly it will curtail operation timings of hotels, restaurants and marriage places.

To make sure that no deaths take place in home isolation, the state government has hired agencies to look into these cases and keep close tabs on such patients.