- All non-essential goods shops will be closed on Sundays, closed on Saturdays at 5 p.m.
- Barring movement from one district to another except for essentials and medical requirements
- 50 persons will be allowed with e-pass for marriage functions
Jun 12, 2020, 09:16 PM IST
Jalandhar / Chandigarh. Reiterating its commitment to curb social spread of Kovid, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday approved the detailed guidelines on the final days of the week and the restriction of vacation days. According to this, inter-district traffic will be banned, only e-pass holders will be allowed to travel. Apart from this, only shops of essential goods and services will be allowed to open all days of the week.
On Thursday, the Chief Minister said in a video conference related to Kovid's preparations that his government's focus is mainly on saving the lives of Punjabis, no matter how many tough steps have to be taken. All this was said to illuminate the projections of the peak of the epidemic for the next two months.
In addition to the previously issued notification regarding lockdown 5.0 / unlock 1.0 by the state government, new detailed guidelines were issued on Friday. Till the next orders, these instructions will be applicable for the last days of the week and for gazetted holidays.
These are new guidelines
- Shops related to essential goods and services will be open till 7 pm on all days of the week.
- Restaurants (only for take home / home delivery) and liquor shops will be open till 8 pm on all days.
- Other shops, whether alone or in shopping malls, will remain closed on Sundays, while on Saturdays it will remain open till 5 pm. The district administration will ensure strict adherence to this time.
- In addition to the bandh on Sunday, the district administration may also decide to negotiate with the respective market associations and issue orders to close shops of non-essential items on any other day of the week, especially where there is a high risk area and the number of cases is high. Ho.
- Inter-district traffic will be possible with the e-pass, which will be issued only for essential works, but no such pass will be needed for commuting for medical emergency.
- Apart from this, e-pass will be required for marriage functions and it will be issued to 50 special persons only.
- Appeal to public, precaution should be made sure
Expressing deep concern over the growing cases of Kovid in the country, especially in Delhi, the Chief Minister has appealed to the people of Punjab to ensure the use of social distance precaution and masks. The situation demands that all restrictions be strictly adhered to. He said that the situation in the state was almost under control and his government could not take any other risk, which would increase the epidemic to a dangerous extent.