Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Badal tested positive for COVID19 on Thursday. He made the announcement via a Facebook post.
He insisted people who had been in contact with him to get tested immediately.
Amid increasing COVID-19 cases, Ludhiana's District Collector has put in place a night curfew in the district from March 12 between 11 pm to 5 am until further notice.
Police and Army personnel on duty, government employees on duty, essential services, medical emergency are free from that order.
On Thursday, India reported 22,854 new COVID-19 cases, 18,100 recoveries, and 126 deaths in the last 24 hours.
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