CHANDIGARH: After reviewing the situation with the Chief Secretary and DGP, the Punjab CM ordered imposition of curfew with no relaxations.
The DCs have been asked to issue orders accordingly. Any person required to be given relaxation will be so allowed specifically for a given period and purpose.
A top government functionary said the curfew was the only means to keep people indoors. Any exemptions to be given for essential services will be announced later.
After reviewing situation with Chief Secretary & @DGPPunjabPolice, CM @capt_amarinder announced full curfew with no relaxations. DCs have been asked to issue orders accordingly. Any person required to be given relaxation will be so allowed specifically for given period & purpose. pic.twitter.com/BIOJ94eg9Q— Government of Punjab (@PunjabGovtIndia) March 23, 2020
Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister directed the provision of free food, shelter and medicines to those in need. He further sanctioned an amount of 20 Crore out of Chief Minister Relief Fund for this purpose. Also, DC’s / SDM’s have been asked to extend all assistance.
I have directed the provision of free food, shelter & medicines for those in need & 20 Cr has been sanctioned out of CM relief fund for same. Additionally, DCs & SDMs have been asked to extend all assistance to those in need.— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) March 23, 2020