In view of the spiking Covid-19 cases, the Punjab government has decided to close all museums till 10 April, the state said. While the Virasat-e-Khalsa situated at Sri Anandpur Sahib will be closed with immediate effect, public entry would be strictly prohibited into the premises of the museum of Sikh heritage and culture. In a statement, the official spokesperson of the Punjab government said that the decision has been taken to restrict the public to gather in close vicinity. "The general public is also advised to comply with health advisories issued by the Punjab government to check the further rise of this deadly virus," a government notification said. "The pilgrims coming to Sri Anandpur Sahib to take part in the Holla Mohalla celebrations should not gather at one place in large number. They should also put on masks all the time, maintain social distance and sanitize their hands at regular intervals," the spokesperson said.