To tame spread, Chandigarh extends corona curfew by a week

Now, only 20 persons allowed at marriages, 10 at funerals

To tame spread, Chandigarh extends corona curfew by a week

A woman being inoculated at a dispensary in Sector 28, Chandigarh, on Monday. Pradeep Tewari

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 10

Keeping in view the increasing number of Covid cases, the UT Administration has decided to extend the corona curfew by another week.

The decision was taken at a review meeting, chaired by UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore here today.

Curbs From 5 am today till 5 am on May 18

According to an order issued by UT Adviser Manoj Parida under the Disaster Management Act, the new restrictions will come into force with effect from 5 am on May 11 and will remain in force till 5 am on May 18.

According to an order issued by UT Adviser Manoj Parida under the Disaster Management Act, the new restrictions will come into force with effect from 5 am on May 11 and will remain in force till 5 am on May 18.

Covid hospital at Sector 45

UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore on Monday inaugurated a temporary Covid hospital in Sector 45, where an existing dispensary has been converted into a full-fledged Covid hospital. He directed that adequate arrangements for medicine, oxygen and equipment should be ensured at all times.

All non-essential shops will continue to be closed during the period. The night curfew from 6 pm to 5 am will continue on all days. Day-time movement of vehicles and people will be allowed. However, residents have been advised to avoid non-essential travel.'

What’s closed & what’s open

  • All non-essential shops will continue to remain closed
  • Night curfew from 6 pm to 5 am to continue
  • Sukhna Lake, Rock Garden, museums and libraries to remain closed
  • Parks to remain open from 6 am to 9 am for morning walkers
  • Daytime movement allowed

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

Parks will remain open from 6 am to 9 am for morning walkers.

To contain further spread of the virus, the Administration has decided to restrict the maximum number of guests at marriage functions to 20, that too with written permission from the Deputy Commissioner. For funeral, the maximum number has been restricted to 10 and no permission will be required.

Meet via video-conferencing, Badnore asks doctors

UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore has directed that top doctors from all three medical institutions must meet via video-conferencing every day and analyse the medical treatment of critical patients. Senior doctors of the PGI should guide all concerned regarding new medication and up-to-date protocol for the treatment of corona patients.

Meeting today to chalk out strategy for tricity

Keeping in view the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court for setting up a unified command centre for the tricity, UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore has desired to hold a meeting of the chief secretaries of Punjab and Haryana and the UT Adviser so that a common strategy can be chalked out for fighting Covid in the tricity. The meeting will be held on Tuesday.

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