Chandigarh anounces curfew relaxation from 10 am to 6 pm

Story By: Indre Varnelyte
Saturday, March, 28 2020 - 16:28

Chandigarh Administration on Friday allowed relaxation to residents to purchase essential commodities in their respective sector markets.

All shops with essential commodities like foodgrains, groceries, fruits, vegetables, milk, meat and fish will remain open from 10 am to 6.00 pm daily starting March 28, till further orders.

However, the movement of people without curfew passes will be allowed only to shops close by.
Which means that only one person from every house will be allowed to walk to a market close by during relaxation to buy essential food items and medicines.

For avoiding congestion in markets, vehicles will not be permitted.

"Strict action will be taken as per law against people found roaming round needlessly, vehicles of people driving to the markets will be seized", said UT adviser Manoj Kumar Parida.

To ensure social distancing between people, buyers will have to stand in marked spaces in markets, one metre apart, as they wait for their turn outside a shop.

“You can go out to your nearest shops only without curfew pass. I advise don’t send kids or senior citizens to market,” UT Advisor Manoj Parida said.

Curfew in Chandigarh was imposed on March 24.

Eight positive cases have been reported in Chandigarh up till March 28.
The latest case was a 22-year-old man who returned from Dubai on March 11. As per reports, he developed fever on March 25, the 15th day of his return, considered unusual for the virus, which usually has an incubation period of between 2 and 14 days.



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