Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 31
Before allowing the opening of religious places, malls and restaurants from June 8, the state government will make an on-ground assessment and issue standard operating procedures (SOPs) for these places outside containment zones.
Experts have advised the state authorities against the opening of the hospitality industry and malls at this juncture, when the fear of community spread is looming large over the state.
The movement of individuals, for all non-essential activities in Punjab, would remain restricted during the night curfew from 9 pm to 5 am. However, all type of shops would be allowed to remain open from 7 am to 7 pm and liquor vends from 8 am to 8 pm.
Following Centre’s guidelines on lockdown 5, the state government, in detailed guidelines issued on Sunday, stated there would be no restriction on interstate movement of persons by train, road or rail, subject to the passengers following SOPs of the Health Department and getting self-generated e-passes through the Punjab COVA app.
Effective from June 1 to June 30, the guidelines for interstate movement of passenger vehicles would be permitted against self-generated e-pass.
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