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Covid-19: Total lockdown in Chandigarh today

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Chandigarh lockdown: Police personnel check IDs of people moving amid the lockdown.

Chandigarh weekend lockdown will start now from 8 pm on April 23 till 5 am on April 26

Amid a surge in Covid-19 cases, one day complete lockdown is imposed in Chandigarh today on Ram Navami. The decision was taken by UT Chandigarh Administrator V P Singh Badnore, said an official spokesperson. The administration also extended the night curfew and weekend lockdown by two hours. Currently, the night curfew is being imposed from 10 pm to 5 am.

Amid a surge in Covid-19 cases, one day complete lockdown is imposed in Chandigarh today on Ram Navami. The decision was taken by UT Chandigarh Administrator V P Singh Badnore, said an official spokesperson. The administration also extended the night curfew and weekend lockdown by two hours. Currently, the night curfew is being imposed from 10 pm to 5 am.

Lockdown in Chandigarh: What is allowed, what is not

  • Home delivery of essential commodities such as food, groceries, vegetables and medicines will be allowed.
  • Non-essential movement shall be prohibited.
  • There shall be no curb on inter-state movement of essential and non-essential goods, said the order.
  • The administration announced that the weekend lockdown will start now from 8 pm on April 23 till 5 am on April 26.
  • All violators of lockdown and night curfew must be strictly dealt with, Badnore directed.
  • If necessary, vehicles should be seized and heavy fine should be imposed on those indulging in non-essential travel or those violating the virus protocol, he said.

A proposal regarding a seven-day lockdown will be taken up on Friday.

Chandigarh has seen a surge in COVID-19 cases in the past a few days. On Tuesday, the city had reported 602 cases, taking the infection tally to 35,148 in the UT, which has reported 421 deaths from the disease so far.

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