PANAJI: In view of the rising COVID-19 cases and mortalities, Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant today announced a lockdown starting Thursday evening to Monday morning.
The following activities/establishment/facilities/events shall remain closed:
c. sports complex/auditoriums/community halls or similar places,
d. river cruises/waterparks/entertainment parks,
e. gym/spa/massage parlours/saloon,
f. cinema halls, theatres, multiplex, entertainment zones in Shopping malls.
g. swimming pools,
h. schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions, except for examinations of college students,
i. religious places for the public, however the custodian of such establishments may carry out regular activities.
j. weekly markets;
The following activities will be prohibited:
a.social/political/sports/entertainment/academic/cultural functions and other congregations, except for, events with the permission of the government, marriages with 50 or less people with permission from DM/SDM and cremation with less than 20 people,
b. gathering of five or more persons at public places, except for official functions or with permission from DM/SDM, use of buses except for people going for duty purpose and medical emergencies with
C. a maximum capacity of 50%
3. The following shall be exceptions to above restrictions/prohibitions at para 1&2: a. restaurants upto 50 % capacity from 6 am to 9 pm, however restaurant kitchens will be allowed to provide home delivery/takeaways any time,
b. fish market and Municipal/Panchayat market will be allowed to function only with proper arrangements for enforcement of Covid appropriate behaviour, like social distancing, use of masks, etc.,
c. Shops and establishments to remain operational except between 9 pm to 6 am, however, industries/factories and other essential offices/utilities such as government offices and PSUS, local bodies, medical and health facilities, agricultural related activities, constructions related activities, chemists, groceries/eatables, hotels, the print and electronic media, telecommunication and internet services, banks, insurance, ATMs, petrol pumps, LPG cylinder services shall be functional;
4. The following advisory is issued for strict compliances:
a. All non-government employers are advised to actively plan for and promote work from home for employees working in their shops/establishments/factories and physical presence should be sought only if essential,
b. All employers should enforce staggered timings for arrival and departure of their employees, All employers are advised to ensure that employees with symptoms, like cough,
C. cold, fever, or if they are short of breath, etc., are to remain home and take appropriate medical care,
d. Crowding in lifts, staircases, corridors, common areas including refreshment kiosk and parking areas is to be strictly avoided,
e. Divyangs and parents with children having special needs are advised to work from home.