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Punjab: Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday announced a day-long bandh in Mohali on Wednesday.

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday announced a day-long bandh in Mohali on Wednesday.

It was the Chandigarh administration that proposed this one-time measure at Trikala on the occasion of Ram Navami.

UT consultant Manoj Parida on Monday approached the chief secretaries of Punjab and Haryana with the proposal after discussing it with the administrator.

“Simultaneous lockdown effects will help break the chain of infection. Wednesday is a public holiday, and government offices will remain closed. Therefore, I requested for a one-day lockdown. Even the weekend curfew would have been more successful if it had been imposed in full tricity, ”he said.

However, awaiting the response of the Haryana government, in the evening the Chandigarh administration decided to take a final call during Kovid’s review meeting on Tuesday. Parida said, “Even if the lock is not done in Panchkula, we will not do it.

Later, Haryana Home and Health Minister Anil Vij confirmed that the state government would not impose any lockout on Ram Navami on Wednesday and strictly enforce existing restrictions on gatherings only in indoor and outdoor venues. Repeated attempts to get Parida’s comment on the latest development proved futile.

However, the day Capt Amarinder Singh announced various restrictions across the state, he also gave a thumbs-up to the Wednesday bandh in Mohali.

Mohali deputy commissioner Girish Dayalan said the lockout would begin at 12 noon on Wednesday and would go on till 12 on Thursday.

Shops providing only essential items will remain open, while people have been advised to carry their identity cards while going out for work and essentials. DC said that all types of gatherings are also banned.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister has ordered stringent restrictions across Punjab, including Tuesday to night curfew times (8 am to 5 pm instead of 5 pm) and all bars, cinema halls, gyms, spas, coaching Including closure of the center, sports complex. .

The restaurants will remain closed on Sundays and will only provide takeaway and home delivery from Monday to Saturday.

“The new restrictions, including the closure of all malls, shops and markets on Sunday, will be in effect until April 30, along with those previously imposed. All weekly markets have also been ordered to close, Daylan said.

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