Punjab: Malls, theatres and shopping complexes shut till March 31 amid coronavirus scare

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh |

Updated: March 17, 2020 7:28:17 pm

The chemists and grocery shops in the malls have been exempted from the shutdown.(File)

In view of the guidelines by the Centre, the Punjab government Tuesday issued directions to close all the shopping complexes, malls, museums, theatres and local weekly Kisan Mandis till March 31 in the wake of the coronavirus scare. However, the chemists and grocery shops in the malls have been exempted from the shutdown. Similarly, all the local weekly Kisan Mandis (farmers market) in the state have been closed in a bid to restrict people to gather in a large number at one place.

The Group of Ministers (GoM) formed by the Punjab government is led by Brahm Mohindraand and also comprises of Om Parkash Soni, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Razia Sultana, Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu, Vijay Inder Singla and Bharat Bhushan Ashu. The GoM will review the present situation in the state and take stock of the availability of prescribed medicines and deployment of medical and para medical staff at the crucial junctures.

The GoM has allowed the street hawkers to sell the vegetables for the convenience of the public.

Apart from issuing advisory to Dera Heads to postpone their religious congregations, the GoM has also decided to…

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