Chhattisgarh: Unlock Raipur is at full swing; issues new guidelines

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  • Raipur collector issued fresh guidelines
  • Night curfew to continue
  • Districts with positivity rates beyond 5% to continue curbs

Raipur: Following the directions issued by the Chhattisgarh government, Raipur Collector Dr S Bharathidasan has now issued new guidelines. The state on Monday registered 2,163 cases and 32 deaths. 

As per the new guidelines:

  • The districts with a positivity rate above 5 percent (mainly Raigarh, Janjgir-Champa, Surajpur) shall continue with curbs on shops.   
  • Hotels, restaurants, clubs, and bars will be permitted to open till 10 pm.
  • All restaurants with outside seating arrangements are permitted to function in full capacity while indoor restaurants have been ordered to serve with 50% attendants only. 
  • All shops are permitted to operate until 6 pm following which the district will have to follow rules pertaining to the night curfew.
  • All marriage halls have been instructed to function only with 50 attendants. A said list of the visitors is to be submitted to the venue authorities ahead of the event.
  • All funerals are permitted to be carried only with 20 attendants.
  • All kinds of showrooms, salons, spas, children’s parks, and gyms are permitted to operate. 
  • Medical stores, petrol pumps, and gas agencies should follow the rules as stated earlier. 
  • Cinema halls and theatres, swimming pools, water parks, theme parks, places like Jungle safari, Telibandha lakeside as well as Chowpatty-type locations are not allowed to operate. 
  • All education institutions will remain closed until further notice. 

 Sunday lockdown has been made mandatory in almost the entire state including Raipur. Logistic services and home delivery of all e-commerce and hotels will be allowed on Sunday. This development came after the state health bulletin registered a significant drop in its infective count. 

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