India, May 7 -- The Chandigarh administration imposed a weekend coronavirus curfew on Friday and announced new measures to help residents avoid any trouble during this period. The Union Territory had imposed a weekend lockdown last week in a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the city. The administration has also ordered the closure of shops selling non-essential items till May 11. The weekend lockdown will come into effect from 5am on Saturday and will continue till 5am on Monday.

Chandigarh has recorded 47,552 cases of Covid-19 so far with 759 fresh cases recorded on Thursday. The death toll in the city rose to 541 following nine deaths. The city has 8,420 active cases. The administration has warned citizens that violators will b...