Punjab

No loitering in Punjab malls, no 'prasad' distribution in religious places

June 06, 2020 09:15 PM


Chandigarh,   The Punjab government on Saturday announced to open malls from Monday with guidelines that the visitors must have COVA app on their mobiles, besides their entry will be restricted to no loitering and trial of clothing. In temples and gurdwaras, there will be no ‘prasad' distribution.

The presence of shoppers at one point in time should not exceed 50 per cent of the capacity of the mall, as per the new guidelines.

Entry will be granted on the basis of token system to prevent crowding.

A family can be allowed to enter a mall even if one of its members has a COVA app installed in his/her phone.

The COVA Punjab (Corona Virus Alert) app has been developed by the state to provide people with preventive care information and government advisories.

The new guidelines also allowed the opening of restaurants and religious places.

For restaurants, only takeaway and home delivery has been allowed till 8 p.m. with no dine-in facility.

The government would review the situation on June 15. The restaurants in the hotels will remain closed and food will be served in the rooms to the in-house guests.

At religious places, the maximum number of people at one point in time shall not exceed 20 with due maintenance of social distancing.

The night curfew in the state will remain enforced from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Also, air or train ticket would serve as a curfew pass for one-time movement of the guests to and from the hotel during the curfew hours.

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