Punjab lifts Saturday curfew, Sunday restrictions stay

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 9

Aiming to supply extra leisure within the city areas in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Punjab authorities, on the instructions of the Chief Minister, has introduced that curfew would stay imposed solely on all Sundays in all of the 167 municipal cities of the state as much as September 30 and no curfew to be imposed on Saturdays.

Stating this right here right this moment, a spokesperson of the Punjab authorities mentioned motion of people for all non-essential actions would stay prohibited between 9.30 pm to five am inside municipal limits of all of the cities of Punjab all through the week.

However, important actions and providers similar to motion of individuals and items on nationwide and state highways, inter-state and intra-state motion of individuals and unloading of cargo and journey of individuals to their locations after disembarking from buses, trains and aeroplanes can be permitted.

He added that important providers associated to well being, agriculture and linked actions, dairying and fishery actions, banks, ATMs, inventory markets, insurance coverage firms, on-line instructing, public utilities, public transport, trade in multiple-shifts, development trade, places of work each non-public and authorities  and many others. would even be permitted.

Moreover, he added that well being care establishments viz. hospitals, labs, diagnostic centre and chemist retailers have been allowed to function on all 7 days of the week all through the day i.e. would stay open 24×7 hours.

Besides, motion of individuals and college students in reference to all types of examinations, admission/entrance assessments performed by universities, boards, public service commissions and different establishments would even be permitted.

Giving particulars of the weekend and evening restrictions, the spokesperson mentioned retailers, malls, besides these dealing in important commodities, can be allowed to stay open until 9 pm from Monday to Saturday however can be closed in all cities on Sunday. Shops and malls dealing in necessities can be open even on the weekend, until 9 pm.

In addition, he mentioned spiritual locations have additionally been allowed to remain open on all days as much as 9 pm, as have been eating places (together with these in malls, Hotels) and liquor vends.

The present restrictions on passengers in autos would additionally proceed to stay in power, with solely three individuals, together with driver, to be allowed in a 4-wheeler car, and all buses and public transport autos to permit sitting for under half (50%) capability with no individual standing.

Furthermore, he added that the federal government and personal places of work shall function with 50% workers power until the tip of the month i.e. no more than 50% of workers can be permitted on a specific day. 

He said that Section 144 of the CrPC banning all social, political, spiritual gatherings, protests, and demonstrations will proceed to stay in power all through the State, whereas gatherings referring to marriage and funerals shall be allowed just for 30 individuals and 20 individuals, respectively.

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