After Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh has also ordered weekend restrictions. UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore ordered closure of all shops and establishments (except essential shops and services) on Saturdays and Sundays in the city until further orders.
What is Open/Allowed on Weekends:
• Food outlets and restaurants,
• Religious places
• No ban on the movement of people or goods
• Private offices and industries
• Movement of private vehicles and public transport
What is Closed/Not Allowed:
• All shops except essentials services
• Government offices, including the RLA, will remain closed.
• Liquor shops
• Shopping malls, gyms
The steep rise in COVID-19 cases in Chandigarh has led the administration to take this step with immediate effect.
Also, UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore has advised the Administration to start a special campaign of 3Ws (wash your hands, wear your mask and watch your distancing) to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
War room meeting
He has appealed to all councillors, RWAs, market welfare associations and NGOs to inform the Administration regarding any resident showing symptoms of Covid. He stressed upon early detection of symptomatic cases for effective medical treatment. Special focus should be on vulnerable section comprising senior citizens and small children.
DGP Sanjay Beniwal has been directed to enforce all instructions of hygienic practices such as proper wearing of masks and social distancing.