Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, January 4
Amid rising Covid cases, the Punjab government on Tuesday decided to clamp night curfew, shut educational institutes and allow cinema halls to operate with 50 per cent capacity to arrest the spread of the infection, officials said.
Movement of individuals for all non-essential activities will remain prohibited between 10 pm and 5 am within municipal limits of all cities and towns of Punjab, according to an order issued by the home affairs and justice department on Tuesday. The restrictions in poll-bound Punjab will remain in force till January 15.
All bars, cinemas halls, multiplexes, malls, restaurants, spas, museums, zoos, etc, shall be allowed to operate at 50 per cent of their capacity subject to all staff present being fully vaccinated.
All sports complexes, stadia, swimming pools, gyms shall remain closed (except being used for training of sportspersons for participation in national/international sports events as well as for organising national/international sports events). No spectators or visitors are to be allowed.
AC buses will run at 50 per cent of capacity.
Only fully vaccinated staff will be allowed to attend the government as well as private offices, working spaces, factories, industries, etc.
All educational institutions including schools, colleges, universities, coaching institutions, etc, shall remain closed. However, these institutions are expected to maintain the academic schedule through online teaching.
However, medical and nursing colleges may continue to function normally.
Punjab has been witnessing a rise in the number of infections for the past few days. It has so far recorded 6,05,922 Covid cases and 16,651 deaths.
COVID-19 scare: Night curfew in Punjab till January 15; schools, colleges closed – Check full list of curbs
Amid rising COVID-19 cases in the state, Punjab government on Tuesday (January 4) decided to impose night curfew across the state to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state.
As per a notification issued by the government, the night curfew will remain in place from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. till January 15. The Punjab government government has also decided to shut down schools and colleges in the state due to rising coronavirus cases.
The decision to impose night curew and fresh curbs were taken after CM Charanjit Singh Channi chaired a review meeting to hold talks over COVID-19 situation.
List of restrictions in Punjab
– Night curfew from 10 PM to 5 AM till January 15
– Pubs, restaurants to operate at 50% capacity
– Buses to operate with 50% capacityhttps://c83f0d45d0aebbb0a2a5546fad57c2a6.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
– Only fully vaccinated staff to attend government, private offices
– Schools, colleges closed
– Gyms to remain closed
– Cinemas halls, malls to operate at 50% capacity subject to staff being fully vaccinated.
On Monday (January 3), the Chandigarh administration decided to close Rock Garden and Bird Aviary Park due to rising coronavirus cases.
It is to be noted that COVID-19 cases are rising in Punjab for the past few days. A total of 419 fresh COVID cases were reported on Monday, taking the state’s infection tally to 6,05,922. So far, 16,651 people have died due to COVID-19 in Punjab.
COVID-19 | Chandigarh orders restrictions, night curfew
Amid the rising numbers of infections related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Punjab government on Tuesday ordered a series of restrictions in the State, including the imposition of night curfew in all towns and cities, in effect till January 15.
The order issued by the Department of Home Affairs and Justice says the movement of individuals for all non-essential activities is prohibited between 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. within the municipal limits of all the cities and towns of Punjab. District authorities have been asked to issue prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Cr.PC and ensure strict compliance, the order said.
The order also directs that all educational institutions, including schools, colleges, universities and coaching institutions, to remain closed till January 15. However, medical and nursing colleges can continue to function normally.
Bars, cinemas halls, multiplexes, malls, restaurants, spas, museums, zoos, etc. shall be allowed to operate at 50% of their capacity, subject to all staff present being fully vaccinated. All sports complexes, swimming pools and gyms shall also remain closed, except for training sportspersons for participation in, and organising, national and international events. Spectators and visitors are not allowed.