Punjab extends lockdown till June 30 — liquor and barber shops, beauty parlours to reopen for 12 hours everyday in non-containment zones

IANS

  • On May 30, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh extended the lockdown till June 30.
  • As per the state orders, the local shops including liquor and barber shops, beauty parlours and spa will be open in the non-containment zones, starting today.
  • The liquor vendors can open shops from 8 am to 8 pm.
  • While the hotels, hospitality services, shopping malls, places of worship, and restaurants will be open from June 8, 2020.
On May 30, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh extended the lockdown till June 30. The state government has issued the revised guidelines for the lockdown 5.0 with several relaxations in the non-containment zones.

StateTotal cases CuredDeaths
Punjab2,2631,98745

As per the state orders, the local shops including liquor and barber shops, beauty parlours and spa will be open in the non-containment zones, starting today. The liquor vendors can open shops from 8 am to 8 pm.

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However, Singh strictly said that the residents will have to follow the COVID safety protocols including social distancing and wearing of masks. He said that the government will ensure that the masks are supplied as a part of the ration kits for those who can't afford to buy them.

Singh said that the main bazaars (market areas) in the state can remain open between 7 am and 7 pm — keeping the social distancing norms in check. While the movement of people and delivery executives for delivering non-essential activities will be restricted from 9 pm to 5 am, in line with the Centre's guidelines.

While the hotels, hospitality services, shopping malls, places of worship, and restaurants will be open from June 8, 2020. However, the state will come up with detailed guidelines after assessing the current situation in the non-containment zones — before reopening.

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Banks will remain open and courier services and e-commerce delivery is allowed — including the non-essential items. Government and private offices will also be operational without any restrictions as far as they follow social distancing and wear masks.

The sports complexes and stadiums will reopen across the state — but without spectators — that means only the participating players will be allowed, for the purposes of training etc.

For inter-state travel, buses will be operational — but with mutual consent of other states. The passengers can travel by train as well. People can commute on their own vehicles or cab, taxis with a self-generated e-pass via COVA app.

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Bicycles, rickshaws and auto-rickshaws will be allowed, as per the instructions by the transport department. In case of domestic flights and trains for inter-state movement, the incoming passengers will have to download the COVA app and get the e-pass. After arrival, they will be home quarantined for 14 days.

All the industrial and construction activities will be allowed in both urban and rural areas. This includes agricultural activities, animal husbandry and veterinary services.

In the containment zones

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The containment zones will still follow strict instructions — and only essential activities will be allowed. The district administrations will identify buffer zones outside the containment zones where there may be restrictions, depending on the severity.

There will still be restrictions on the number of people gathering for a marriage or funeral.

See also:
New Delhi has 122 containment zones — here’s the entire list

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