Curfew relaxations in Punjab-some districts yet to allow; some allowed it in villages
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
During a marathon Video Conference with DCs and SSPs/CPs of all the districts, the Chief Minister discussed the curfew relaxation with them.
Referring to the relaxation announced by him yesterday, the Chief Minister said maintaining law and order in the given situation was a difficult task but had to be done. He, however, told the officials that they should open up as and when, and in whatever manner they felt they could do so safely. He also directed the officials to ensure that nobody steps out without a mask.
All the DCs/SSPs/CPs updated the Chief Minister about the management of the relaxations in their respective districts, with shops being opened by rotation.
In some districts, the DCs had judiciously chosen to open only the shops in the rural areas as of now, and had kept the decision to open up in urban areas on hold for a couple of days.
In Jagraon, the Market and Vyapar Committees had been asked to submit their schedules for opening of shops in compliance with the guidelines.
In Nawanshahr, schools have been identified with the help of sarpanches for creating village-level quarantine facilities.
Moga will start implementing relaxations by rotation from tomorrow, with the DC further informing the meeting that the Nestle plant, as well as the ancillary facilities associated with it, were working on full capacity.
Shops will start opening in rural areas by rotation from tomorrow in Ferozepur, with only grocery shops and chemists allowed to open initially in urban areas. The district has decided to depend on home delivery for some more time.
Officers from Jalandhar expressed concerns over threat of the spread of coronavirus due to the large number of migrants staying in ghetto-like conditions.
In Fazilka, shellers and brick kilns had start functioning, the meeting was informed.
Patiala DC cleared that there will be no relaxation in curfew in patiala for tomorrow i.e May,1,2020
Deputy commissioner Sangrur has instructed the shops in villages to open up from May 1,2020 morning.
DC Barnla informed that shops in villages will opened and in urban of rotational bases from May,1,2020
Mansa DC allowed only essential goods item shops to open from May,1