District magistrate Patiala issues new orders for the month of March 2021
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
District magistrate Patiala Kumar Amit has issued a new orders for the month of March 2021, after the announcement made by chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh .
District magistrate Patiala issues new orders for the month of March 2021, in pursuance of the guidelines of the Government of Punjab issued on 20.03.2021, with effect from 21st March, 2021 till further orders.
The order includes that all educational institutions i.e. schools and colleges shall remain closed till 31st March, 2021 but the entire teaching and non-teaching staff shall continue to attend on all working days. But he also said that all the medical and nursing colleges, however, shall continue to remain open.
Restriction of 50% capacity in all the Cinema Halls, Theatres, Multiplexes, etc. shall be applicable and not more than 100 persons shall be allowed in malls at any time.
One-hour silence from 11AM to 12PM (Noon) on all Saturdays commencing 27th March, 2021 in memory of and as a mark of respect to all those who had to lay down their lives due to COVID-19 shall be observed throughout the district. No vehicle shall ply during
Night Curfew from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM on all days with immediate effect shall be strictly inforce, prohibiting all the non-essential activities. However, all the essential activities including operation of industry as well as ‘to and fro’ movement of passengers travelling via air, trains, buses, etc. shall remain exempted from curfew restrictions.
No Social, Cultural or Political gatherings and related functions shall be allowed. The number of guests in all the wedding relating ceremonies as well as attendees in cremation/funeral functions shall be limited to twenty (20) persons.
Grievance redressal by all the government offices shall be preferred through virtual/on- line modes. Public dealings be discouraged as far as possible and allowed only where deemed unavoidable. Revenue Department shall also endeavour to limit appointments to public for execution of Conveyance Deeds for sale and purchase of properties.
Cinemas, Multiplexes, Restaurants, Malls, etc. shall remain closed on all Sundays. However, Home Deliveries shall remain permitted during all times except during Night Curfew Hours i.e. from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM.
All the extant directives of the MHA, Govt. of India & State Government on COVID- appropriate behaviour including Social Distancing norm of minimum six (06) feet (Do Gaz Ki Doori), regulating crowds in markets and public transport, and imposition of penalties prescribed for violation of COVID-appropriate behaviour like wearing of face masks and spitting in public, etc. shall continue to remain applicable.
District Police and Health authorities shall take all those moving around and loitering in public areas, and on the roads and streets, without wearing Face Masks, to the nearest RT- PCR Testing Facility to ensure that they are not asymptomatic COVID-19 cases.
People must keep social activity in their houses to the bare minimum for the next two weeks to break the transmission chain. Not more than ten (10) visitors should be entertained in homes.
All the Political Parties and their leaders are requested to keep their gatherings within the prescribed numbers i.e. 50% of capacity subject to maximum of 100 in closed and 200 in open spaces.
This Order shall be applicable with effect from 21.03.2021 onwards till further orders.
Any violation of these guidelines/directions/measures shall be punishable under sections 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 besides legal action under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860.