While coronavirus cases in Chandigarh continue to rise, the Chandigarh Administration has decided to double the fine for not wearing masks in public places even as it announced the further decision on night curfew.
The Fine for non-wearing of masks in public places in Chandigarh will be increased from Rs.500/- to Rs.1000/-. in Chandigarh.
The classroom teaching in Medical College-32 will be opened from December 5, 2020, for the students, the administration announced.
The Coaching institutions will be permitted to open from December 1, subject to the strict observance of COVID protocol; both in classes and hostels. They will be directed to concentrate on online teaching; rather than physical classes.
The Administrator directed the officials to ensure that COVID protocol was followed in public gatherings like marriages, social events etc.
It further announced that there will be no night curfew in Chandigarh. However, the closing time of bars, restaurants, clubs etc. will be reviewed in the next meeting, in case of a surge in the number of coronavirus cases in Chandigarh.
The Administrator directed the officials to go for stricter enforcement of covid protocol in places like Mandi in Sector 26, ISBT, Railway Station, Parks, Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden, and other market places, where crowding takes place.
It also directed officials to be ready for storage, transportation, distribution, and planned vaccination of people, once the corona vaccine is made available.
It further appealed to people to take all precautions and wear masks. “MASKS ARE OUR VACCINE, TILL REAL MEDICAL VACCINE IS FOUND”.