The Punjab government on Sunday ordered lockdown-like restrictions in the state and announced that non-essential shops will continue to remain closed till May 15.
Essential shops include chemist shops and shops dealing with the supply of essential goods like milk, bread, vegetables, fruits, dairy and poultry products like eggs, meat and mobile repair shops.
Number of passengers in public transport i.e. buses, taxis, autos to be restricted to 50% of the capacity. All four-wheeler vehicles, including cars and taxis, won’t be allowed to have more than two passengers.
Vehicles carrying patients to hospitals have been exempted. No pillion riders on motorcycles and scooters except those of the same family and living in the same house.
All bars, cinema halls, Gyms, spas, swimming pools, coaching centres, sports complexes to remain closed.
Nobody would be allowed to enter the state by air, rail or road. If a person visiting the state, he/she must possess either negative Covid report not more than 72 hours old or vaccination certificate over two weeks old.
The restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, dhabas and fast-food outlets can only function for home delivery till 9 p.m.
All government offices and banks will work at 50 per cent strength except those involved in Covid management.
No gathering of more than 10 people allowed even for marriage, cremations or funerals. Daily night curfew from 6 pm to 5 am and weekend curfew from 6 pm on Friday till 5 am on Monday will continue to be imposed.
Villages to organise ‘Thikri Pehras’ to ensure night curfew and weekend lockdown orders are complied with.
Religious places to be closed by 6pm daily. No overcrowding in gurudwaras, temples, mosques or churches.
Action by district administration against those hoarding oxygen cylinders and medicines.
RT-PCR testing of road and street side vendors to be carried out.
Appeal to Kisan Unions to religious leaders to not to hold any gatherings and restrict number of protesters at toll plazas and other sites.