8 hour Curfew relaxation in Chandigarh from today

TPE Correspondent

New Delhi, March 28

Curfew imposed in the city in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak will be relaxed for eight hours — 10 am to 6 pm — from Saturday.

The UT administration decided on Friday night to allow one person from every house to walk to a market close by during relaxation to buy essential food items and medicines. Grocery, chemist, vegetable and meat shops will be open.

The decision will come as a great relief to residents who have, ever since the clampdown was imposed on March 24, been struggling with long queues, uncertainty over supplies and hiked prices of essential items as the administration couldn’t deliver on its promise of bringing essential supplies at their doorsteps.

“In the wake of the hardships being faced by city residents, UT administrator VPS Badnore has decided to allow for relaxations in curfew. Like in other states, shops of essential items like food, medicine and gas will remain open,” said UT adviser Manoj Kumar Parida.

Vehicles of people driving to the markets will be seized. “Movement of people without curfew passes will be allowed only to shops close by. Strict action will be taken as per law against people found roaming round needlessly,” said Parida.

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