Chandigarh Administration extends shop timings by 2 hours

Chandigarh Administration extends shop timings by 2 hours in the city.

The UT administration announced a vast array of relaxations on Monday, based on central government recommendations for ‘Unlock 1′, including the opening of barber shops and salons, the extension of shop hours by two hours, and the opening of shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, and religious places.

Some of the reliefs went into effect immediately on Monday, while others will take effect on Tuesday and others on June 8. The covid curbs extends till June 30.

Barbershops and salons will have to follow standard operating procedures (SOP) set by the Chandigarh administration. On Monday when they reopen after more than two months on Tuesday.

“In Chandigarh, Covid-19 instances are concentrated in a few pockets,” UT adviser Manoj Kumar Parida said. We’ve chosen to restore entire normalcy and bring the economy back on track in clean areas. This will allow us to focus medical attention on specific areas with limited resources and get better, faster results.”

The UT Administration has agreed to extend store hours as a relief to traders.

All shops in the city can now open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as per Chandigarh’s administration.

To keep the number of Covid-19 lows, they decide to keep the present limits in place until 6 a.m. on June 9, with certain changes. 

With national and international competitions in mind, the Administration authorizes athletes. It is to use all sporting facilities as long as they adhere to the Covid policy. Swimming pools and gyms, on the other hand, will remain closed. 

He ordered that the hospital in Sector 45 be turned into a dedicated paediatric facility for children suffering from Covid-19.

DGP to ensure that security is there at medical institutions so that health officials feel safe and function without fear. He also told him to make sure the Covid protocol was followed to the letter in the city. 

Badnore instructs the PGI to hasten the installation of a portable oxygen supply (PSA). Moreover, to begin a serosurvey of the city to determine the prevalence of Covid infection among the local population. 

The Administrator permitted Mini-Covid care centers to operate until the end of June. Also praising their hard work and devotion to the city.

Relaxations for Shop timings and Offices

Previously, store hours were staggered, with most stores open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. However, now they allow stores to open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m as per shop timings. The foregoing time restrictions will not apply to shops selling necessary commodities such as bread, milk, medicines, vegetables, and fruit.

For overcrowded markets, the odd-even approach will continue to be used. The notification published before the lockdown will apply to the weekly closure of shops.

With immediate effect, the commercial sector and government offices will be able to call in 75 percent of their employees. And 100 percent of their employees from June 8 forward.

The movement pass in not necessary

In addition, there will be no demand for a compulsory pass for visitors from neighboring states to access the city. Random border screening will take place, nevertheless, and travelers will have to self-monitor for 14 days.

Residents of Chandigarh can apply online to the district magistrate for a “travel pass” to visit other states. Passes will only be provided to people who are not in the containment zone.

On the Chandigarh side, all limitations on entry and departure points in the Tricity, as well as police nakas, have been lifted. All linked roads are now open for use.

The Union government, on the other hand, has not yet eased the restrictions placed on automobiles in terms of the maximum number of people authorised.

There will be no school fees for children who have been orphaned as a result of the pandemic as per chandigarh administration.

Concerned about the hardship of children who have lost parents to Covid-19, UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore orders to waive all such children’s school fees. Any youngster who needs shelter in a welfare home gets it free of charge. He asked Nitika Pawar, Secretary, Social Welfare, to draft a comprehensive plan to fully rehabilitate individuals who have been impacted.

Barber Shops will open, but massage centres will not, as per Chandigarh administration.

  • All stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Barbershops and salons will only be open for haircuts and other services.
  • Spas and massage parlors will be staying close.
  • All sporting facilities must be available to athletes.
  • Swimming pools and gyms will be shut down.

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