Chandigarh city has relaxations however caution is necessary.
The UT Administration has announced considerable relaxations in different limitations imposed in the city since May 4 for successful control of the Covid-19 outbreak, providing relief to citizens and traders. With the number of coronavirus cases continuing to decline, the UT has decided to keep all shops open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
During a meeting by UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore few decisions were public including relaxations. They determine at the meeting to open all restaurants and bars with 50% occupancy from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., as well as all gyms, spas, wellness centers, clubs, barbershops, and hair salons with 50% capacity.
The relaxations by the administration
The city museums and libraries to open by the authorities under relaxation. From 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sukhna Lake will be open to visitors and hikers, but boats will remain shut. It will, however, stay unaccessible on Sunday. The Administration has rescinded its earlier directive restricting the number of personnel attending government and private offices and banks, citing a substantial drop in the Covid instances.
Similarly, attendance at weddings, cremations, and other celebrations limits to a maximum of 30 people. The limit has been previously to 20 people at weddings and 10 during cremations under relaxations.
Authorities have made another significant decision, allowing shopping malls to remain open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. However, food establishments within malls can stay open until 8 p.m. The administrations shorten the night curfew. It will now be enforceable from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. It was previously in effect from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.
The weekend lockdown will now be lifted entirely on Sunday, with necessary shops, including barbershops, allowed to reopen. During the day, vehicle movement will be highly limited even there are relaxations.
Cinemas and theatres, on the other hand, will remain closed. In addition, Rock Garden will stay shut until they receive new orders. The relaxations will take effect at 6 a.m. and will last until they issue further instructions.