The number of coronavirus patients in Punjab surged to 13 on Saturday, official said.

There was no let up in cold conditions in the country's northern region on Tuesday, with high-altitude areas in Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir receiving fresh snowfall and rains lashing Punjab and Haryana as well as the national capital.

There was no let up in the cold weather conditions in Punjab and Haryana on Friday as minimum temperatures continued to hover below normal limits.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Pakistan premiere Imran Khan to ensure the safety of a Sikh leader who has alleged persecution by fundamentalists in that country. Sikh leader Radesh Singh Tony had tweeted on Thursday that he was getting threats from hardliners in Pakistan.

Many parts of Punjab and Haryana woke up to a sunny morning on Saturday even as cold wave conditions persisted in most parts of the states.

Cold wave conditions on Thursday intensified in most parts of Punjab and Haryana, with the minimum temperature dropping a few degrees below normal following rains.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday asked his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath to review a case registered against 55 Sikh devotees for allegedly defying prohibitory orders while taking out a religious procession in Pilibhit.

Haryana and Punjab remained under the grip of severe cold wave with temperatures hovering well below normal limits on Monday.