The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, May 18
After the Union home ministry announced extension of lockdown till May 31 and new set of guidelines, Punjab government has allowed movement of public transport in non-containment zones in the state. The additional relaxation also allows movement of people within the state from 7 am to 7 pm, barring the containment zones from Monday.
In a late night communication, the state government announced that it was allowing movement of vehicles including public transport within the state and also allowed Inter-State Buses with mutual consent of other states. For taxis, four wheelers and cab aggregator it shall be limited to one driver and two passengers. For rickshaws and auto-rickshaws, one driver/puller and two passengers. For two wheelers and bicycles, it shall be limited to one rider or wife and husband or with one minor child.
Officials further stated that OPDs in government and private hospitals have been allowed. Sports complex and stadia without spectators has also been allowed. While shops in rural and urban areas have been allowed, restaurants have only been allowed to operate for home delivery & take-away in staggered manner.
Barber shops and haircut salons (both in rural and urban areas) have been allowed with condition of no over-crowding.
Night curfew, however, will be strictly implemented across the state from 7 pm to 7 am.