Tribune News Service
Dharamsala, January 10
Shops in Kangra district will close at 7 pm. Kangra DC Nipun Jindal issued the orders under the Disaster Management Act due to rising Covid cases in the district.
Jindal said a special campaign would be launched and people found moving without masks would be tested randomly for corona infection. The positivity rate of the infection in Kangra was above 7 per cent due to which the measures had been taken, he said.
In the orders, it had also been stated that eateries and dhabas would be allowed to open till 10 pm while pharma shops would remain open 24X7.
On Sundays, all shops would remain closed. A ban has been imposed on langars/community kitchens or dhaams.
All social and religious gatherings would be prohibited and other gatherings or congregations like academic, sports, entertainment, cultural or political would be permitted with 50 per cent capacity, subject to the maximum of 100 persons in indoor or built-up or covered areas. In open spaces, the capacity would be the maximum 300 persons.
Prior information of such gatherings would be given to the SDM. Organisers had been directed to observe social distancing, use of mask and other Covid protocols, the order stated.
All government departments, public sector units or local bodies would remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays and there would be five-day week. The government offices would operate with 50 per cent capacity and controlling officers would issue duty roster of employees accordingly. The offices, dealing with emergency or essential services, including health, police, fire, banks, electricity, water and sanitation, public transport, telecom and excise, would not be covered. The DC also ordered the closure of all educational institutes till January 26.
Mandis to shut at 6.30 pm
- Kullu District Magistrate Ashutosh Garg on Monday ordered that all shops, mandis and commercial establishments would be closed at 6.30 pm till January 24. However, there would be no such restriction on chemist shops or pharmacies.
- Curfew to remain in force in the district from 10 pm to 5 am. However, there will be no such restriction on vehicles or persons deployed for emergency or essential services.