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    Coronavirus Punjab: Reckless Conduct prompted 'Forced Curfew' amidst state lockdown

    Mohali, India: After 21 cases of coronavirus in the state of Punjab, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has forced curfew amidst lockdown in entire Punjab till 31 March. Taking on the reckless conduct of the educated individuals, Chief Minister said that no concession would be permitted in the time limit. This forced decision by Punjab CM came after individuals of the state were all the while turning out in huge numbers. So the thought is to keep them inside," a senior authority told PTI. On the off chance that it is significant for somebody, at that point he will be given a concession on the explanation given by him/her. Necessary services will continue during the curfew. 

    Earlier in the state, Section 144 was imposed to prevent the widespread infection of coronavirus, after which the lockdown was imposed and still the effect of such strict actions were not visible and new cases of people moving out continued to appear. Thereby on Monday, the Punjab CM after held a 3-hour marathon meeting with the Chief Secretary of the state and the state DGP decided for this forced step of curfew. The main reason behind the strict action of the government is the reckless conduct of the people of the state and also the certain reason is the return of many people from abroad.

    According to the article published by News18, "the strict orders were issued after the reports came in that Baldev Singh(a Granthi) who died of coronavirus earlier this month could have infected 20-30 lakh people[Carvan Assumptions] many during a religious gathering Hola-Mohalla celebrations in Anandpur Sahib". Link to the article is as follow:

    For 1st Time in Years, Punjab Enforces Full Curfew; State's COVID-19 Victim May Have Infected Many

    New Delhi: Perhaps for the first time after almost three decades, a full curfew has been ordered in Punjab. On Monday, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh ordered a full curfew in the state with exemptions for essential services to be announced later.
    The central and state governments on Sunday chose to close 75 districts across the country by March 31, where instances of coronavirus with the crown infection have been accounted for.  So far seven individuals have died in the country due to the corona virus. Also, The Union Health Ministry said that on death each happened in Gujarat, Bihar and Maharashtra on Sunday, though the initial four different passings happened in Karnataka, Delhi, Maharashtra and Punjab.

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