The Chhattisgarh authorities on Tuesday allowed collectors to prolong lockdown till May 15 to comprise the spike in COVID-19 circumstances, officers mentioned.
The lockdown in power in all 28 districts presently is set to finish at 6 am on May 6.
The extension in all districts ought to be uniform, that’s for 10 days till May 15, however with sure relaxations, they added.
During this era, agriculture retailers, godowns will be open and motion of fertiliser vans will be allowed, standalone grocery shops can stay open or function through house supply, a state public relations division official mentioned.
“Banks and post offices can open with 50 per cent staff, electricians and plumbers can offer home services while home delivery of ACs, fans, coolers etc will be allowed. Shops dealing in poultry, meat, egg, milk and dairy products, fruits, vegetables, flour mills will be allowed to to function. Works related to PWD, Irrigation, Public Health Engineering (PHE), Forest, MNREGA etc will be allowed,” he knowledgeable.
Petrol pumps and drugs shops will be allowed to open with no time restrictions, whereas loading and unloading of products at cargo warehouses, godowns and many others shall be completed between 11 pm and 5 am solely, the official mentioned.
“On Sunday, there will be a complete lockdown, and only hospitals, clinics, medicine shops, pet feeding, petrol pumps, home delivery items and services will be allowed,” he mentioned.
In Raipur and Durg districts, extra relaxations have been given to shops dealing in stationery, vehicle-repair in addition to eateries.
“Markets, marriage halls, malls, clubs, swimming pools, super markets, all religious places, coaching classes, schools and colleges, pan and cigarette shops, liquor outlets, mobile eateries, barber shops, parks and gyms will remain shut in all districts during lockdown, tourist spots will be closed and all types of public gatherings will remain prohibited,” the official mentioned.
The state authorities additionally requested the Bastar district administration to keep a excessive stage of alertness as a brand new pressure has been detected in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, including that they need to strictly implement border controls, enhance border checking and testing of individuals, apart from extending lockdown.
The lockdown in Raipur has been extended till May 17, an official knowledgeable.