COVID: Punjab CM Orders Daily Night Curfew; Biggest Spike in Maha

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Amid rising COVID-19 cases in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday, 20 August, ordered the extension of weekend lockdown along with a daily night curfew from 7 pm to 5 am in all the 167 cities or towns of the state from Friday.

The CM has also ordered a total ban on all gatherings, except weddings and funerals, across the state till 31 August, reported ANI, quoting the CM’s office.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Thursday reported 14,492 new COVID-19 cases and 326 fatalities, taking the tally in the state to 6,43,289 and the death toll to 21,359. This is the biggest one-day spike in cases in the state.

COVID: Punjab CM Orders Daily Night Curfew; Biggest  Spike in Maha
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Snapshot
  • Earlier on Thursday, India reported 69,652 new cases of coronavirus, in what is the biggest one-day spike, taking the tally in the country to 28,36,926
  • Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Veteran DMK orator and former Tamil Nadu minister A Rahman Khan, who recently recovered from COVID-19, passed away on Thursday, PTI reported

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