Amid rising Covid-19 cases and the threat of new variant Omicron looming large across the country, the Punjab Government on Tuesday imposed fresh restrictions to check further spread of the virus.
As per the detailed order issued on Tuesday, the new Covid-19 restrictions will come into force from January 15, 2022. The order states that, "Considering emergent issues, especially because of new Covid-19 variant Omicron, individuals who are not fully vaccinated are required to take more precautions. Accordingly, all those adult persons who have not yet taken both doses of Covid vaccination should remain at their residences and should not visit any of the public places/market/function/public transport/religious places etc".
The Punjab Government's order further says, "In public places with large gatherings such as sabzi mandi, grain markets, public transport, parks, religious places, malls, shopping complexes, haats,
local markets and other similar places, only fully vaccinated (second dose) adult persons or those who are not due for the second dose as per health protocol are to be allowed."
Further, all government/board/corporation offices located in Chandigarh will allow only fully vaccinated (second dose) adult persons (including their employees) or those who are not due for the second dose as per the health protocol.
Hotels, bars, restaurants, malls, shopping complexes, cinema halls, gym
and fitness centres will also allow only fully vaccinated individuals. Similar guidelines are applicable at both private and government sector banks.
Vaccination teams where and whenever demanded by office in-charges
for on-the-spot vaccination or for regular vaccination camps at places of gathering
would be provided by the Department of Health and Family Welfare.