8 covid deaths in Punjab; schools emerge as new hotspots; Mohali, Fategarh Sahib under night curfew


The number of Covid cases has started surging in schools across the state, but the government seems to be unperturbed by the situation.

A total of 25 students and two teachers of Government Senior Secondary School (Boys) at Amloh in Fatehgarh Sahib district tested positive on Thursday. In Ropar district, 11 students at Kathera village, near Nangal, were found infected on Wednesday.

Earlier on Tuesday, three students and five teachers were found Covid-positive at Lodhipur village near Anandpur Sahib in Ropar. More than 50 students have contracted infection in the district in the last fortnight.

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Meanwhile the nation-wide death toll increased to 1,58,306 with 117 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.The new fatalities include 57 from Maharashtra, 18 from Punjab and 13 from Kerala.

In view of the increasing Covid cases, the Punjab government has decided to impose night curfew in Mohali and Fatehgarh Sahib from March 12.

The curfew will be effective from the night of March 12 from 11 pm to 5 am till further orders.