Union Territory of Puducherry announced total lockdown from upcoming Friday night till Monday morning in a wake of spike in COVID-19 cases across the country.
The lockdown will kick in on the night of April 23 at 10 pm and will remain in effect till the morning of April 26 at 5 am. The order of the lockdown comes after the night curfew order that came on Tuesday.
The Union Territory yesterday imposed a night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am.
According to an official letter, all shops should decide on the timings of closing their shops in such a manner that all of them will be back to their residences by 10 pm.
Hotels have been asked to close down dine-in services by 8 pm, with only home delivery services open till 10 pm.
Puducherry reported 4,692 active cases of Covid-19 till yesterday, according to Union Health Ministry.
( With inputs from ANI )
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