Chandigarh: All shops allowed to open for a limited time; night curfew will continue; read details
Chandigarh, May 24, 2021:
Chandigarh administration has announced that all shops will be allowed to remain open from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM from now onwards.
The night curfew will continue in the city from 6 pm to 5 am. The weekend curfew will also be imposed in Chandigarh from 06:00 PM (on Friday, the 28th of May, 2021) to 05:00 AM (on Monday, the 31st of May, 2021). During the weekend curfew, only essential shops will be allowed to remain open.
However, all shops premises will be totally sanitized. All customers entering the shops and all persons attending them mandatorily wear masks. The concerned Market Associations must ensure availability of masks both in shop floors and entry points to markets. They will also ensure that there is no congestion or crowding inside the shops premises or in the open areas of the market places.
All shopping malls, cinema halls, theatres, museums, gym, libraries, spa, salons, Sukhna Lake & Rock Garden will continue to remain closed.
Restaurants will not be allowed any in-room dining. However, home delivery and take-aways will be allowed.
Sampark Centres will remain open. However, covid protocol will be strictly followed.
As far as possible, the private sector employees should work from home. No action will be taken against private offices remaining open, wherever necessary.
The Sport Centres will remain open for national players and those preparing for Olympic and national games
The decisions were taken in the war room meeting chaired by UT administrator VP Singh Badnore keeping in view the substantial reduction in the number of COVID cases, the loss of livelihood for daily wagers and substantial set back to traders, shopkeepers and other commercial organizations.
Administrator decided that the demand of trade and industry for exemption of rent in government-owned/allotted shops will separately be examined alongwith similar demand for relaxation in electricity, water charges, property tax etc.
Badnore also stated that restrictions will be reviewed and re-imposed, if corona situation does not improve in the city.