Punjab extends COVID-induced lockdown in state till June 30
Punjab extends COVID-induced lockdown in state till June 30

The Punjab government extends the COVID-induced lockdown in the state till June 30. The government after reviewing the situation in the state issued a new guidelines and announced that the International English Language Testing System coaching institutes will reopen. 

IELTS is a global standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. The institution will be allowed to run on conditions specified. The teachers, staff and students must have recieved at least one vaccination shot.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh also tweeted on his official handle. He wrote ?The present #Covid19 restrictions will continue till 30@June with additional relaxation only for IELTS & skill development coaching institutes.? The guidelines government mentioned are:

- The weekend curfew will remain in action on Sunday.

- The daily night curfew will continue from 8 pm to 5 am.

- Bars, pubs and taverns will continue to remain closed.

- All educational institutions will also remain shut.

- Not more than 50 people will be allowed to gather for weddings and cremations.

The announcement came on the Friday when state registered 341 fresh COVID-19 cases and 12 more fatalities. Meanwhile, the number of active cases has dropped to 4,832 in Punjab. The state's positivity rate stands at 0.7 percent.

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