Chandigarh, which has reported 1,117 COVID-19 cases as of August 3, has decided to not lift the night curfew.
Chandigarh administration, on July 31, announced it would not lift the night curfew, in line with fresh guidelines issued by the Centre for ‘Unlock 3.0’.
The Union Territory administration said night curfews will remain in force from 10.00 pm to 5.00 am throughout the ‘Unlock 3.0’ phase.
Chandigarh reported 1,117 COVID-19 cases as of August 3. This figure includes a death toll of 19, 400 active cases and 698 patients who have recovered so far.
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Here’s what has changed as part of ‘Unlock 3.0’:
> An odd-even system has been re-introduced in specific congested markets.
> All markets will close by 8.00 pm. However, restaurants and eateries have been permitted to remain open up to 9.00 pm.
> The famous Sukhna Lake will remain closed on weekends.
What remains unchanged:
In line with rules put out by the central government, schools, colleges and other educational institutions will remain closed till August 31.
Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums will remain closed.Click here for Moneycontrol’s full coverage of the novel coronavirus pandemic