COVID-19: Traffic for non-essential activities prohibited in Chandigarh between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
In light of the increase in COVID-19 cases across the country, the Chandigarh District Disaster Management Authority said on Friday that there would be a ban on the movement of individuals for all non-essential activities between 22 o’clock and 5 o’clock in the morning on the territory of the Union. The order was issued by the Chandigarh administration to contain the spread of COVID-19.
“Vinay Pratap Singh, IAS, District Magistrate, Union Chandigarh Territory, in the exercise of the powers conferred on me under Article 144 of the CrPC, orders that there be a ban on the movement of individuals for all non-essential activities between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. in Chandigarh. No one should leave home, walk or vehicle, move or stand or walk on a road or public place during the above hours ” , indicates the order. The ordinance further stated that the movement of people engaged in essential activities, including emergency services, medical health, transportation of essential goods, the operation of multiple shifts in industries, offices, etc. . (both governmental and private), the movement of people and goods on national roads and national highways, unloading of cargo, movement of people to their destination after disembarking from buses, trains and planes will be exempt from the order.
Persons responsible for public order, municipal services, functions including the executive, magistrates, police personnel, military personnel / CAPF in uniform, electricity, firefighters, accredited media, police services telecommunications and government devices tasked with COVID-19 related tasks (all upon presentation of the ID card) will also be exempt from the order. There will be no restrictions on interstate and intrastate movement of essential and non-essential goods, as per the purchase order.
All vehicles / people in good faith transit (interstate / intrastate) will be allowed to pass, but only after verification of the point of origin and destination. Hospitals, pharmacies and ATMs should be allowed to remain open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The order is effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice. (ANI)
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