Chandigarh, May 31
The UT Administration today issued revised lockdown guidelines, allowing free movement of individuals outside the containment zones from 5 am to 9 pm from tomorrow. However, the lockdown has been extended in the containment zones till June 30. The announcement made today is in line with the guidelines of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
The UT Administration is expected to announce its decision on reopening of malls, hotels, restaurants and salons in the city tomorrow. The Administration is likely to follow the Central Government’s guidelines in this connection in toto.
Allow shops to open till 8 pm: Traders
The Chandigarh Beopar Mandal on Sunday wrote to the UT Administration, demanding that shops should be allowed to open in the city from 10 am to 8 pm.
Due to hot weather, customers can’t visit markets as the closing time was 6 pm, which should be extended till 8 pm in view of the revised lockdown relaxation timings, said Charanjiv Singh, chairman, CBM. “We have also requested (the UT Administration) to make it optional for traders to open their shops on Sunday too and a formal order should be issued in this regard,” he added. — TNS
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