Coronavirus Chandigarh: Amid a spike in COVID-19 cases, the Chandigarh administration has announced several curbs including a ban on Holi-Milan gatherings and closure of schools and colleges.
Chandigarh has 1872 active cases with a positivity rate of 10.72 percent. It has already notified 12 Containment Zones while 47,794 challans.
After detailed discussions, the following decisions were taken to contain the spread of coronavirus in Chandigarh:
• All restaurants/eating places will close by 11:00 PM. The last order can be taken till 10:00 PM.
• Ban all public Holi-Milan gatherings in Chandigarh while the clubs, hotels, restaurants, etc. will not allow any ceremonial gatherings for Holi. The residents must celebrate the Holi festival at home while following appropriate COVID protocol.
• All schools, colleges, and other educational institutions in Chandigarh will remain closed till March 31.
• The State Museums, Libraries, Auditoriums, Theatres, etc. run by Chandigarh Administration will remain closed till further orders.
• No new permission will be granted for holding any exhibition/mela to entertain gatherings. However, all those, which have been allowed earlier may be allowed to complete as per their scheduled program.
• Permission from Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh will be mandatory for holding any event including political and social gatherings and even wedding events. The number of guests will be restricted by the Deputy Commissioner.
• All eating places, restaurants, hotels including food joints in various Malls will run only with 50% capacity.
• Strict monitoring of Covid Appropriate Behaviour will be done in crowded places like Sukhna Lake, Apni Mandis, Markets, and Malls.
• Municipal Corporation will allow vegetable/fruit vendors to sell vegetables/fruits in carts by visiting various residential areas. This will reduce the crowd in Apni Mandis and Wholesale Market in Sector 26, Chandigarh.
• Hosts in various events such as marriages, political gatherings, and other such events will ensure that all participants wear masks. Wherever necessary, they must distribute masks to the participants.
• The front line workers including the health workers, police officials, and municipal officials must come forward to get themselves vaccinated.
• The eligible teachers and shopkeepers, who are coming in contact with students and people from outside must get themselves vaccinated without delay.
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