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Chandigarh not to lift night restrictions

Devinder Singh Kohli/Agency | July 31, 2020 06:50 PM



Chandigarh,   With its coronavirus cases crossing 1, 000 mark, the Chandigarh administration on Friday decided not to lift night curfew restrictions.

Also, it banned weekend visits of people to the famed Sukhna lake.

The administration said night curfews will remain in force daily from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Also odd-even system will be re-introduced in selected congested markets. All markets will close by 8 p.m., but restaurants and eating establishments can operate till 9 p.m., an official statement said.

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Director Jagat Ram said the hospital has 105 Covid-19 patients, out of which 40 belong to Chandigarh, 37 from Punjab, 16 from Haryana, four from Himachal Pradesh and others from other states.

He said they have tested 953 samples, out of which 54 samples were found positive.

Administrator V.P. Singh Badnore directed Director General of Police Sanjay Baniwal to enforce strictness in monitoring visitors, who could be carriers of the virus.

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