Punjab govt permits opening of all non-essential retailers, eating places until 9 pm

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 7

Taking cognisance of the ideas of a number of Congress MLAs and the recommendation of medical specialists, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday introduced some relaxations in lockdown in city areas, together with opening of non-essential retailers on Saturdays and leisure of their timing from Monday to Saturday until 9 pm.

Night curfew will likely be in place in all cities and cities now from 9.30 pm to five am, as per the revised resolution.

Hotels and eating places will likely be allowed to stay open on all days, together with Sundays, until 9 pm, after which house supply of meals will likely be allowed, as per the revised tips.

It has additionally been determined to align opening of non-essential retailers in Mohali with the remainder of the tricity (particularly Chandigarh and Panchkula), mentioned the Chief Minister.

The selections had been introduced by the Chief Minister throughout his second spherical of digital assembly with Punjab Congress MLAs to debate the Covid scenario. Amarinder advised the assembly that Dr KK Talwar, who heads the state authorities’s knowledgeable group on Covid, had suggested easing of those relaxations with due precautions.

Responding to complaints of shopkeepers getting inflated payments despite the fact that their retailers had remained closed for a protracted period, the Chief Minister directed the electrical energy division to not cost payments on the common of the earlier 12 months however to ship precise payments.

Amarinder additionally introduced money compensation of Rs 1,500 for building employees who check optimistic or whose speedy household has examined optimistic they usually need to be quarantined.

He requested the Congress MLAs to take the lead in distribution of free meals packets to poor sufferers who’ve examined optimistic to allow them to have sufficient ration at the least for 7-10 days throughout house isolation.

During the assembly, the CM directed the MLAs and Ministers to aggressively counter the detrimental propaganda being unfold by sure anti-social components and AAP on Covid testing and organ harvesting.

Asserting that his authorities is not going to tolerate anti-Punjab and anti-Punjabi propaganda, the Chief Minister mentioned he had requested the police to crack down on such components.

People ought to be inspired to establish the mischief makers and inform police, he mentioned, including that they need to be advised that Oximeters are not any substitute for testing and delayed testing was resulting in elevated fatalities. The Oximeters can solely assist by guiding an individual to hunt admission in hospital when Oxygen saturation ranges grow to be low, he mentioned, including that his authorities is procuring 50,000 extra Oximeters to be given to well being workers and Asha employees, in addition to a number of the house isolation sufferers.

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