Chandigarh unlikely to impose night curfew

Badnore to take call today on increasing fine for not wearing a mask

Chandigarh unlikely to impose night curfew

People take a selfie without following Covid norms at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, November 25

Even though there has been a sudden spike in the coronavirus cases, the UT Administration is unlikely to impose a night curfew in the city, but will take stringent measures to prevent further spread of the virus.

UT Adviser Manoj Parida said there was no plan to impose a night curfew as the situation in the city was under control. However, UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore would take a final call on the issue at a meeting tomorrow, he said.

However, amid a rise in the Covid-19 cases, Punjab has decided to impose a night curfew in all cities and towns from December 1 from 10 pm to 5 am. To break the transmission chain of the virus, the UT Administration may increase the fine for not wearing mask in the public and will take a decision on opening of schools, coaching centres at the meeting tomorrow.

The Adviser said the Administration had adopted the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in toto, which would be effective from December 1. As per the guidelines, the UT shall take necessary measures to promote Covid-19-appropriate behaviour. Strict enforcement of wearing of facemasks, hand hygiene and social distancing would be ensured.

The UT, based on its assessment of the situation, may impose local restrictions. However, the UT shall not impose any local lockdown outside the containment zones without prior consultation with the Central Government.

The UT will also enforce social distancing in offices. In cities, where the weekly case positivity rate is more than 10 percent, states and UTs concerned shall consider implementing staggered office timings and other suitable measures with a view to reducing the number of employees attending office at the same time, thereby ensuring social distancing.

No restriction on inter-state, intra-state movement

There shall be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods, including those for cross land-border trade under treaties with neighbouring countries. No separate permission/approval/e-permit will be required for such movement.

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