Chandigarh, Feb. 24 -- Amid growing concern over the rising coronavirus cases in the state, chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered restriction on indoor gathering to 100 and outdoor to 200 persons from March 1, along with strict enforcement of mask/social distancing norms.

Chairing a high-level virtual meeting to review the situation, the chief minister also authorised the DCs to impose night curfew in hotspots in their districts if needed, with micro containment strategy to be adopted. He directed the police force to ensure strict enforcement of wearing of masks, along with notification of Covid monitors by all restaurants, marriage palaces, with the department of excise and taxation to be the nodal agency for the sam...