Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, April 15
Weekend curfew and closure of gyms, restaurants, cinema halls and malls may be among the new restrictions to be imposed by the UT Administration to curb the rising Covid-19 cases.
According to UT Adviser Manoj Parida, “Various measures will be discussed at a meeting scheduled for Friday.”
Also read: Chandigarh announces weekend lockdown
Odd-even for shops also to be taken up
The odd-even formula for opening of shops is also under consideration. Besides, like last year, only 50 per cent staff may be allowed in offices. Traders have already expressed dissatisfaction over any such move. They said businesses were yet to recover from last year’s losses.
The odd-even formula for opening of shops is also under consideration. Besides, like last year, only 50 per cent staff may be allowed in offices.
Restrictions may also be imposed on visitors in government offices to check rush. Ban on cultural, social or religious gatherings will also be discussed.
The Administration has already shut Rock Garden, while Sukhna Lake has been closed for the public on weekends.
Night curfew has already been imposed in the city from 10 pm to 5 am. There is also a restriction on gatherings — 200 persons for outdoor events and 100 persons for indoor — in the UT. The authorities may also consider reducing this number further.
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