From today, there will be a curfew in Chandigarh from 6pm to 5am till further orders. The UT Administration has agreed to enforce a “corona curfew” in the city from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. Every day curfew is in response to the rising number of corona cases.
Today at a review meeting by UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore, there has been a decision of implementation of curfew.
Every day at 5 p.m., all stores, malls, and multiplexes will close, with home delivery permitted until 9 p.m. There has been a prohibition of all non-essential activities during the night curfew in Chandigarh. This will begin tomorrow and last until further orders.
In Mohali, a night curfew has already been in force from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. All non-essential product shops in Panchkula must close by 6 p.m., and the night curfew begins at 10 p.m. and lasts until 5 a.m.
Update in night curfew in Chandigarh
The UT has increased the night curfew by three hours to ensure that shop closing times in the Tricity are consistent. The night curfew in Chandigarh is currently in effect from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Concerned about the rising number of corona cases in the area, the Administrator directed hospital officials to increase ICU capacity.
He ordered police to provide adequate security to doctors and other health care workers in various hospitals, as many of them were facing hostility and misbehavior from agitated Covid patients’ attendants.
Badnore directed the Health Department to establish a control room to monitor oxygen availability and other hospital needs.
It was agreed to appoint Uma Shankar Gupta, Director, Transport, as the UT Administration’s nodal officer to communicate with Army authorities about the establishment of a 100-bed hospital at a Panjab University hostel.
All manufacturing industries will be able to operate during the curfew in Chandigarh. Employees and laborers in the manufacturing sector, as well as the vehicles that transport them. They would be able to move freely. However, the industry in question must grant them the required permission or identification cards.