New Delhi: In a major announcement ahead of Christmas and Shahidi Sabha, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh announced relaxation in the night curfew imposed in state in view of COVID-19 pandemic. Also Read - Public, Private Universities in Punjab to Reopen From Jan 21, Govt Issues SOPs | Details Here

Taking to Twitter, Punjab CM wrote: “We will be lifting night curfew to celebrate the occasion of Christmas and to commemorate the Shahidi Jor Mel.” Also Read - Punjab Board Exam 2021: PSEB releases Exam Date Sheet for Class 5, 8, 10 and 12 At pseb.ac.in, Download Now

“For Christmas, the night curfew will be removed for tonight. For Shahidi Sabha, night curfew will be removed in Fatehgarh Sahib from December 25th to 27th night,” his tweet read.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Punjab has increased to 1,64,505 after 373 new cases of COVID-19 were reported from the state in the last 24 hours, as of Thursday evening.

A total of 469 COVID patients were discharged in the last 24 hours.