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All public and private transport shut down in Punjab, exams postponed

March 19, 2020 03:35 PM

CHANDIGARH: Taking strict measures to stop spread of Corona Virus Punjab Government from Friday midnight (today night) decided to shit down all public and private transport upto March 31.

Brahm Mohindra Minister of Local Bodies, after a meeting of group of ministers announced that situation is very alarming and there is serious threat of spread of corona virus. He said that beside public and private buses, the autotickshaws and tempos would not be allowed to ply on roads. Public dealing in state government offices has also been discontinued unless it is very necesary.

The government has also decided to close marraige paaces, hotels, restaurants and indoor dining places have been closed till March 31. The government has reduced the number of gathering at family functions from 50 to 20 to prevent comminity infection of cirus.

Mohindra said that annual exams of 10th and 12th class have been postponed till March 31 and its schedule is linked with CBSE exmas. He said that home quantine has been made stricter and suspect patients will be stamped.

The state government has also directed all Commissioners. Deputy Commissioners and Senior Superintendents of Police not to leave their station till March 31.

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