With the Covid positivity rate in Punjab dropping below 2 per cent, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today announced that restaurants, cinema halls and gymnasiums in the state can open up and operate at 50 per cent capacity.
Relaxing the curbs further, the Chief Minister said that the cap on the number of guests allowed at weddings and cremations is being raised to 50. The restrictions will be eased tomorrow onwards.
The state government has not allowed bars and clubs to open yet and the night curfew from 8 pm to 5 am will continue to remain in place. The weekend curfew from 8 pm on Saturday and 5 am on Monday will also continue for now.
An official spokesperson said that healthcare services, shops dealing in essential commodities and industrial materials, construction, agricultural activities, petrol pumps and banking services will be exempted from the curfew restrictions.