Punjab’s chief minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced new curfew guidelines to provide support and ease out the situation amid coronavirus lockdown with warning people of strict action against violating curfew orders.
Know the new curfew guidelines issued –
- As per the new guidelines, door to door delivery of essential commodities will be made available like groceries, fruits, vegetables, and milk through pre-identified hawkers/distributors where ever possible during the period of curfew.
- Grocery shops, milk lenders, chemist and vegetable shops will be permitted to open on rotation in a manner that at every point of time at least one shop in each area is open at all times.
- Such shops shall also be allowed to provide door-to-door delivery on call.
- In the shops permitted to open should be supervised by 1 to 2 policemen to check overcrowding and maintain spatial distancing.
- The guidelines also mentioned, vehicle movement will not be allowed without a pass.
- The district Mandi officer/market committee secretaries have been directed by the Chief Minister to ensure a system of home delivery of vegetables and groceries respectively.
- People may be permitted to go out by themselves only for 3 to 4 things namely groceries, fruits and vegetables and medicines/Chemists, milk, to doctors and nursing homes.
- If a person is dealing with an emergency, a citizen/resident should be able to call police control room to avail necessary essential services, said the guidelines.
The Chief Minister has also set up Punjab CM COVID Relief Fund, as a separate entity, for donations to battle the crisis in the state.
29 cases of Coronavirus have been reported in Punjab till Tuesday evening while Chandigarh has seven confirmed patients.