No lockdown this Sunday in Amritsar

DC calls for caution as markets to remain open throughout week

No lockdown this Sunday in Amritsar

A view of heritage street in Amritsar.

Tribune News Service
Amritsar, June 24

Keeping in view the reduced number of cases being reported from Amritsar these days and in compliance with the orders of the Department of Home Affairs and Justice, DC Gurpreet Singh Khaira on Thursday ordered lifting of the Sunday lockdown.

New rules

  • All essential, non-essential goods shops allowed to open on Sunday from 5am to 8pm.
  • Other restrictions continue to remain in force till further orders
  • Earlier on June 10, the administration had done away with the Saturday curfew, announcing more relaxations and opening of market places throughout the week
  • The administration has also allowed the opening of shopping malls in the district. While restrictions on timings remain, large social gatherings, too, remain banned

According to the new orders passed on Thursday evening, all essential and non-essential goods shops are now being allowed to open on Sunday from 5am to 8pm.

The DC in his orders stated that all other restrictions shall continue to remain in force until further directions.

Earlier on June 10, the district administration had done away with the Saturday curfew, announcing more relaxations and opening of the market places throughout the week. The administration has also allowed the opening of shopping malls in the district.

While restrictions on timings remain, large social gatherings, too, remain banned. The DC said the relaxations have been lifted in view of the problems being faced by the pubic and small business owners and shopkeepers. But he warned of caution and asked people to exercise all precautions and follow all safety guidelines.

Meanwhile, schools and educational institutions remain closed and a few commercial establishments have also been allowed to reopen with only 50 per cent capacity.

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