CHANDIGARH: As coronavirus cases are increasing in the city, the Chandigarh administration will take a call on night curfew on Thursday.
While some officials are in favour of night curfew on the pattern of Mohali and other districts of Punjab, a few are against it. UT administrator VP Singh Badnore will take the final decision.
Last week, the UT had imposed restrictions on the number of people in social, cultural, religious and family functions. Hundred persons or 50% of the venue capacity, whichever is lower, was allowed for indoor gatherings and 200 for outdoor events. The restrictions are the same as imposed by the Punjab government.
A senior UT official said, “Coronavirus cases are increasing rapidly in Punjab. Chandigarh being the capital of Punjab and Haryana, they can’t stop Punjab residents from entering the city. The UT will increase testing and challan those ignoring mask rule. However, the decision on night curfew will be taken by UT administrator.”
In the last meeting, the UT administrator had directed that facilities should be provided at vaccination centres, so that senior citizens do not have to wait for long. They should not be asked to stand in queues, some arrangements should be made for sitting in hall and taking rest after vaccination, it was stressed.
The administrator had also directed that a special drive should be conducted by UT police department to ensure social distancing is maintained at dining places in restaurants, shops and crowded areas, including Sukhna Lake. It was also decided to keep primary schools closed until the situation improves.
Key agenda for meeting
UT administrator will take a call on night curfew
Officials will discuss stricter restrictions for indoor and outdoor gatherings
The increase in coronavirus cases will be reviewed