In Chandigarh, now action against shopkeepers attending to shoppers without masks

City reports highest-ever single-day spike with 481 cases

In Chandigarh, now action against shopkeepers attending to shoppers without masks

Local residents not wearing their mask properly at Shastri market in Sector 22, Chandigarh. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, April 16

Chandigarh reported highest-ever single-day spike of the Covid-19 pandemic with 481 cases on Friday, taking the infection count to 32,397.

There 3423 active infections in the city.

With the sudden spike, the Chandigarh administration announced weekend lockdown that will start from every Friday night.

The administration has directed all the three government medical institutes here to ramp-up their facilities for coronavirus patients.

The UT administrator said all shops must get their staff tested and display signboards stating that their premises are coronavirus-free.

Action will be taken against shoppers going to the markets without masks and also against shopkeepers attending them.

Mobile teams would be sent to temples, gurdwaras, mosques and other crowded places during festivals so that visitors can be screened and symptomatic cases tested.

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by UT Administrator V.P. Singh Badnore.

The lockdown will be from 10 p.m. on Friday to 5 a.m. on Monday.

Top Stories

At 4,205, India reports record Covid deaths in a day

At 4,205, India reports record Covid deaths in a day

3,48,421 fresh cases reported

Covaxin recommended for trial on 2-18 age group

Covaxin recommended for trial on 2-18 age group

Trial will take place in AIIMS (Delhi), AIIMS (Patna) and Me...

Haven’t associated the term 'Indian Variant' with B.1.617: WHO

Haven’t associated the term 'Indian Variant' with B.1.617: WHO

WHO said it does not identify viruses with the names of coun...

On camera, Bathinda villagers catch Assistant Sub-Inspector raping a woman

On camera, Bathinda villagers catch Assistant Sub-Inspector raping a woman

Woman alleges ASI repeatedly exploited her sexually after im...

Covid blows up in Yogi’s face

Covid blows up in Yogi’s face

The state government’s skewed priorities and callousness pai...

Cities

View All