Thirty-three people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Punjab on Wednesday, taking the COVID-19 tally to 2,139 in the state, officials said.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday urged the state's migrant labourers not to travel on foot as his government was making all necessary arrangements for their journey back home by trains or buses.
14 fresh COVID-19 cases have been reported in Punjab
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reconsider directives to industry and commercial establishments to pay full wages to their workers during the lockdown period, saying it may push them to bankruptcy.
Seven people, including five Nihang Sikhs, were arrested from a gurdwara in Punjab on Sunday, hours after an attack on a police team in Patiala in which an assistant sub inspector's hand was chopped off, police said.
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said Friday there were indications that Punjab was moving towards the community transmission stage of coronavirus outbreak, but asserted his government was gearing up for every challenge and announced mass testing in COVID-19 hotspots from next week.
Punjab Govt announces extension of the coronavirus lockdown in the state till May 1
To pay or not to pay, waiver or moratorium--parents of school children are confused with announcements of several state governments offering relaxations for school fees during the coronavirus lockdown period in the country