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No weekend lockdown, but exercise caution

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, April 23

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledged that lockdown needs to be the final resort to take care of the Covid-19 disaster, the UT Administration has determined to not impose a weekend lockdown within the metropolis. The choice was taken at a evaluate assembly chaired by UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore right here in the present day.

Because of the Authorities of India, we’re getting one lakh doses of vaccine for Chandigarh on April 24. — Manoj Parida, UT Adviser

Property Workplace, RLA shut for week

The Property Workplace, the Sub-Registrar’s Workplace and the RLA workplace, the place many workers had been contaminated, will stay shut until April 30.

Exempted, industrialists thank UT

We thank the Administration for exempting industries. It has allowed the models, which run evening shifts, so long as staff don’t exit and observe SOPs. — Naveen Manglani, President, Chamber of Chandigarh Industries

Lake closed on weekend

  • Sukhna Lake will stay closed on the weekend (Saturday and Sunday)
  • The museums, libraries and spa will proceed to stay closed

“No weekend lockdown in Chandigarh, solely evening curfew from 9 pm to five am on all days,” mentioned UT Adviser Manoj Parida after the assembly. Nevertheless, no gathering or non-essential journey could be allowed within the metropolis through the evening curfew.

Whereas reviewing the general Covid scenario, the Administrator expressed critical concern concerning the rising variety of instances. He directed MC Commissioner KK Yadav and Deputy Commissioner Mandip Singh Brar to accentuate testing and make contact with tracing in order to make sure sufferers medical remedy in time.

Badnore reviewed the standing of availability of oxygen in all medical establishments and expressed satisfaction that as a consequence of commissioning of oxygen plant, there was no scarcity of oxygen within the metropolis. He directed the Well being Division to watch the provision of life-saving medication within the metropolis and be sure that such medicines weren’t bought on the black market.

The Administrator directed the Inspector Normal of Prisons to organise a particular camp for testing and vaccination of all eligible inmates within the Burail Jail.

Preserving in view the danger of unfold of an infection in hostels, the Administration has directed all academic establishments to permit college students to remain provided that unavoidable. The heads of establishments should be sure that the inmates had been correctly examined and verified.

The trade is allowed to run evening shifts, supplied the Covid protocol is adopted on the premises. Nevertheless, the administration will probably be chargeable for any violation of the Covid protocol.

The Administrator particularly directed the police authorities to give attention to crowded areas like markets, malls, railway stations, ISBT, and many others, the place the Covid protocol must be strictly adopted. Intensify patrolling within the metropolis and challan all violators, he directed.

The Administrator appealed to the general public representatives, municipal councillors, market associations and resident welfare associations to steer individuals to put on a masks and get inoculated towards the illness. He introduced that any organiser can request for a particular vaccination camp of their space by submitting an inventory of not less than 100 beneficiaries to the Principal Secretary, Well being, UT.

“We’re grateful to the UT Administration for exempting the industries from lockdown. It has allowed the economic models, which run evening shifts, so long as staff don’t enterprise out of the manufacturing facility premises through the curfew timings and observe the SOPs. All industrial models have been suggested to observe Covid protocol,” mentioned Naveen Manglani, president, Chamber of Chandigarh Industries

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