Punjab Unlock 3.0 News: In a bid to control the rising number of coronavirus cases in Punjab, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday extended the night curfew in the state to all cities from 9 AM to 5 PM.Also Read - Unlock 3: Assam Allows Inter-district Movement on Weekdays, Night Curfew to Continue as Before

“Night curfew from 9 PM to 5 AM extended to all cities in Punjab”, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said in a statement today. Also Read - Meghalaya Lockdown News: Night Curfew in East Khasi Hills Extended Till August 17

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The Chief Minister made this announcement in his weekly Facebook ‘Ask Captain’ session, adding that only industries would be exempted from the night curfew order.

CM Amarinder also announced a host of other measures including a weekend ‘stay at home’ orders in Patiala, Ludhiana and Jalandhar. Additionally, he announced that every restaurant, marriage hall, offices etc. where more than ten people gather, will have to appoint a ‘COVID-19 monitor’ to ensure that all COVID-19 norms are being complied with.

He also said that all those people, who have met a large number of people in recent days, will be tested for the infection in the coming week.

As of Thursday, the northern state had recorded a total of 27,936 cases of coronavirus cases, including 17,839 recoveries, 9,391 active cases and 706 deaths,