Chandigarh gives more relaxations, now shops to open till 8 pm

Eateries to operate till 10.30 pm | Night curfew from 11 pm

Chandigarh gives more relaxations, now shops to open till 8 pm

CITCO staff clean boats at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 22

With the deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic on the decline, the UT Administration has announced further relaxation in restrictions imposed in the city to prevent further spread of the virus.

After detailed discussions at a review meeting chaired by UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore, certain decisions were taken on additional relaxations.

Extending the timings of shops by an hour, the Administration has now allowed all shops to remain open from 10 am to 8 pm, but the shop owners will have to ensure strict compliance with the Covid protocol.

Similarly, all restaurants or bars can remain open with 50 per cent capacity from 10 am to 10.30 pm. Earlier, the restaurants and bars used to close by 10 pm.

Consequently, the Administration has also reduced the timing of the night curfew by half an hour. Now, it will be in force from 11am to 5 am.The number of persons permitted to attend marriages/funerals and social gatherings has been enhanced from 30 to 50.

Beopar Mandal hails move

The Chandigarh Beopar Mandal has welcomed the announcement by the UT Administrator regarding allowing all shops to remain open till 8 pm.

Charanjiv Singh, president of the mandal, said allowing regular shopping hours in the city by the UT Administration was a step in the right direction.

UT to get 2 lakh doses of vaccine in July

The Central Government has allocated 1.5 lakh doses of the vaccine for the government sector and 50,000 doses to private hospitals in the city for July.

Dr Amandeep Kang, Director, Health Services, said 4,59,935 doses of the vaccine had been administered in Chandigarh so far and the walk-in facility for the vaccination of those aged 18 and above had been started at all government hospitals and dispensaries in Chandigarh today.

“At present, nearly 40,000 doses are available and 50,700 doses are to be received in the current month,” she said, adding that in July, 1.5 lakh doses for the government sector and 50,000 doses to private hospitals had been allocated by the Centre.

“All three health institutions — the PGI, the GMCH and the GMSH — have opened physical OPDs. They have been advised to collect samples for Covid of non-vaccinated OPD patients, as they are more prone to the infection,” she said.

Jab for senior citizens at home

UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore has advised the UT Director, Health Services, to form a team for at-home vaccination of senior citizens who are bed-ridden or suffering from acute illness and cannot move to the vaccination centres.

Boating allowed at Sukhna with 50% capacity

  • All shops in the city will now remain open from 10 am to 8 pm
  • All restaurants/bars can remain open with 50% capacity from 10 am to 10.30 pm
  • The night curfew in the city will be from 11 pm to 5 am
  • The number of persons at marriages, funerals and social gatherings enhanced from 30 to 50
  • Sports complexes in the UT allowed to be used by members
  • Boating in Sukhna Lake permitted with 50% capacity

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