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Punjab orders fresh curbs on indoor, outdoor gatherings as Covid cases rise

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The Punjab government today ordered curbs on indoor and outdoor gatherings from March 1 and authorised Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to impose night-curfew in COVID-19 hotspots in their districts, if needed.

The move comes amid a growing concern over an upswing in the number of coronavirus cases in the state.

Chairing a virtual meeting to review the coronavirus situation, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh ordered restrictions on gathering of people from March 1, with 100 people allowed indoors and 200 people allowed to gather outdoors, according to a government statement.