Shops selling non-essential items to remain closed in Chandigarh from 5 pm Tuesday for a week

Those entering Chandigarh without negative COVID-19 reports or vaccine certificates will be subjected to random testing

Shops selling non-essential items to remain closed in Chandigarh from 5 pm Tuesday for a week

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Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, May 3

The Chandigarh Administration on Monday ordered that shops selling non-essential items will remain closed for a week in the city from 5 pm on Tuesday (4.5.2021).


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While there will be no restriction on inter-state movement, yet those entering Chandigarh without negative COVID-19 reports or vaccine certificates will be subject to random testing.

The night curfew will continue from 6 pm to 5 am every day.

There will be day time restrictions from 5 pm on Tuesday (4.5.2021) till 5 am next Tuesday (11.5.2021).  During these seven days, all shops selling non-essential items will remain closed.

All government offices and banks will work with 50 per cent capacity. As far as possible, all private offices will ensure that their staff work from home.

Public transport will run with 50 per cent capacity.

The ban on cinema halls, gyms, spas, bars, swimming pools, coaching centres will continue.

Sports complexes will remain closed. Special permission can be given by Secretary (Sports) for athletes preparing for Olympics etc.

Restaurants including hotels, cafes, coffee shops, eating places will be allowed to function only for take away. No seating arrangements will be allowed inside their premises. Home delivery can be done up to 9 pm.

There shall be a complete ban on all social, cultural, sports and political gatherings.

Recruitment exams will be postponed except those like UPSC etc., especially permitted by Chandigarh Administration.

All hospitals, nursing homes and health related facilities like testing laboratories etc. will function normally.

Visitors entering government offices may be required to produce vaccination certificates or negative Covid reports.

The gathering for the occasions like marriages will be restricted to 50 and for cremation/funeral, it will be 20 persons.

Crowded places such as Sukhna Lake, museums, libraries, Rock Garden etc. will remain closed.

Schools, colleges, coaching centres will remain closed.  However, teaching staff will be required to come as per detailed instructions to be issued by Education Department.

While movement of vehicles has been allowed during day time, the residents are requested to stay at home and avoid unnecessary travel.

The shops selling essential items like milk, bread, vegetables, fruits, dairy products, eggs, meat, and mobile repair shops will remain open.

It is clarified that total weekend curfew on Saturday and Sunday will continue.

The Administrator appealed to the residents to strictly follow the Covid protocol like wearing of masks and maintain social distance, so that the infection could be contained.

Keeping in view the nature of work being done by the mediamen, the Administrator decided that all accredited journalists will be included in the official list of frontline workers in UT, Chandigarh.

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