Amid the rising cases of coronavirus across the state, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh have ordered a complete lockdown of several districts till March 31. The Chief Minister said that all essential government services will continue and shops selling essential items such as food, medicines, etc will be open. Singh added that DCs & SSPs have been directed to implement restrictions immediately. This decision for a complete lockdown in the state has been taken up as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of COVID-19.In Punjab, the districts that have witnessed the maximum coronavirus positive cases include Jalandhar, Patiala, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Bathinda and Nawanshahr.
So far, 13 positive cases have been reported in the state, as per details by the Health Ministry. According to reports, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma announced that the lockdown in Jalandhar district would continue till midnight of March 25.