Chandigarh Administration on Wednesday decided to discontinue odd-even closure of shops in congested markets with effect from September 4, 2020. It has also stated that the onus of maintaining social distancing and ensuring mask-wearing will be on shop owners.
The Administration has also decided that inter-state bus operations should be resumed at the earliest convenience. Similarly, the Mandi presently being operated from Sector 17 should now go back to Sector 26 and function with necessary precautions and proper sanitization.
Similarly, it has been decided that the Apni Mandis will not be operated, till further orders. However, the organic markets can function with necessary precautions near Nagar Van. The Chief Conservator of Forests will ensure proper social distancing and sanitization.
The Administrator has appealed to the citizens, Market Associations, Volunteers, and Municipal Councillors to advise people to immediately approach the Administration for medical help, in case of initial COVID symptom. Adequate beds, medicines, and facilities are available for the treatment of corona patients.
Meanwhile, the Administrator has directed Sub-Divisional Magistrates to keep watch over their areas and find out/report symptomatic persons, if any, for immediate COVID check-up. It has also directed ramping of IEC activities to make people aware about following strict hygiene and take precautions to prevent infection.