Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, June 1
Movement of individuals for all non-essential activities would remain prohibited in the district between 9 pm and 5 am during Lockdown 5.0/unlock 1.0.
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District Magistrate-cum-Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Agrawal said today that the new guidelines to be implemented from June 1 to 30 had been issued. Violations would be punishable under sections 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, besides legal action under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
He said persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidity, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years were advised to stay at home except for essential requirements and for health purposes.
Activities related to cinema, gymnasium, swimming pool, entertainment park, theatre, bar, auditorium, assembly hall and similar places would remain prohibited along with social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural and religious functions, and other large congregations.
Agrawal said spitting in public places, consumption of liquor, pan, gutka, tobacco and others in public places was prohibited. However, there would be no restriction on their sale.
Norms for marriage, funeral
The Deputy Commissioner said the number of guests would not exceed 50 in marriages and not more than 20 in funeral/last rites. He said that religious places/places of worship for the public would remain closed till June 7 along with hotels and other hospitality services and shopping malls. Restaurants may be opened for take-home or home delivery services but in-dine services remain closed till June 7.
Inter-state, intra-state movement
He said inter-state movement of persons by domestic flights/trains/buses/cars etc was allowed subject to the condition that the inward passengers would follow the procedure of the Health Department and the passengers would be required to either download Cova-app and get self-generated ‘e-pass’ or declare their particulars at the airport/railway station/bus stand/inter-state border as the case may be. He said inter-state movement of buses would be allowed with mutual consent of the states. Passenger vehicles such as taxis, cabs, stage carriers, tempo-travellers and cars would be permitted against self-generated e-passes. He said intra-state movement of passenger vehicles such as taxis, cabs, stage carriers, tempo-travellers and cars were allowed without any restriction.
Guidelines for two-wheelers
He said two-wheelers (1+1) passengers and four wheelers (1+ 2) passengers would be allowed, adding that no pass would be required for permitted activities such as shopping, going to the office and workplace. Shopping malls would remain closed but all shops including shops in main bazaars in both urban and rural areas are allowed to open between 7 am and 7 pm. He said that liquor vends would however remain open from 8 am to 8 pm and barber shops, hair-cut salons, beauty parlours and spas would be allowed to run from 7 am to 7 pm.
No curbs on agricultural, industrial operations
Agrawal said sports complexes and stadiums would be allowed to open without spectators, adding that all categories of industries were allowed to operate in both rural and urban areas.
Construction activities were allowed without any restrictions in both urban and rural areas and agricultural, horticultural, animal husbandry, veterinary services and other activities were also allowed without any restrictions. He further said that e–commerce for all goods, Central Government and private offices, Punjab Government offices may open as per required strength without any restrictions except that compliance of social distancing and wearing of masks at all times.
Social distancing must for all activities
The Deputy Commissioner said social distancing i.e. minimum six feet distance for all activities shall always be maintained. No separate permission would be required by the industries and other establishments to resume their operations, adding all employees, be it government offices, private offices and other workplaces, would be allowed to move without any requirement of pass during the permitted hours i.e. 5 am to 9 pm.
Agrawal said employees would ensure that Aarogaya Setu/COVA app was installed in compatible mobile phones.
Activities related to cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places are prohibited along with social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions and other large congregations.
Religious places closed
The religious places/places of worship for the public would remain closed till June 7 along with hotels and other hospitality services, and shopping malls. Restaurants may be opened for take-home or home delivery services but in-dine services will remain closed till June 7.
What is open
All shops including shops in main bazaars, in both urban and rural areas, are allowed to open between 7 am to 7 pm. Liquor vends from 8 am to 8 pm and barber shops, hair-cut salons, beauty parlours and spas can open from 7 am to 7 pm.
Migrants get 2 more days to register for train journey
For migrants aspiring to travel to their home states by train, registration facility has been extended by two more days. Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Agrawal said the migrants, who wanted to travel to their home states by train and could not register or their turn did not come yet, could visit Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, on June 2 and 3 at 11 am and register for their journey. He appealed to the migrants to not bring their luggage along because on June 2 and 3, only their registration would be done.
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