Ludhiana, March 23, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
To ensure that Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) does not spread in the district, District Magistrate-cum-Deputy Commissioner Mr Pradeep Kumar Agrawal, while exercising his powers under section 144 of CrPC have ordered curfew in district Ludhiana from 2 pm onwards today, i.e. March 23, 2020 till further orders.
The District Magistrate had decided to give three hour relaxation to public (from 6 am to 9 am) for buying necessary items/essential commodities, but as Chandigarh Administration is observing complete curfew on March 24, 2020, so now the relaxations in curfew would be applicable only from MARCH 25, 2020 (WEDNESDAY) ONWARDS.
Mr Agrawal has informed that it was earlier decided to give these relaxations from March 24, 2020, but as complete curfew has been imposed in Chandigarh on March 24, 2020, it was been decided that the relaxations in curfew in district Ludhiana would be applicable only from March 25, 2020 onwards.
He clarified that on March 24, 2020, no person would be allowed to come out of their houses and complete curfew would be observed. He again clarified that the relaxations in curfew in district Ludhiana would be applicable only from March 25, 2020 onward only. He has requested the residents of district Ludhiana to follow the curfew strictly.