Gurugram: With two positive cases of coronavirus in the city, the district administration of Gurugram on Wednesday suspended a number of activities till March 31 to control the outbreak of an epidemic.
In an order issued by the District Magistrate Amit Khatri, the following activities including operations of all gymnasiums, swimming pools and spas remain suspended till March 31.
Similarly, the operations of all the night clubs, lounges and bars, cinema halls, theatres, multiplexes located in the district has also been banned.
The operations of all weekly markets and shopping malls have also been suspended. But pharmacy and medical establishments, grocery stores and super markets will continue to be open.
The orders were issued by the DM under the Epidemic Diseases Act-1897. These orders came into force in the district of Gurugram with immediate effect.
It further said that not more than 50 people should be gathered in any social, cultural, political, religious, educational, sports, seminars, conferences and family events like wedding ceremonies, birthday parties etc.
Apart from this, such restaurants where dine-in facility is available were also restricted to the capacity of 50 seats. The orders have also said that the public dealings at the government offices should be minimised while not impacting time-bound and essential services.
Operators and owners of salons, beauty parlours, grooming centres were directed to decontaminate and sanitise their premises frequently and ensure the availability of hand sanitiser at the entrance. Private cab operators have also been ordered to regularly decontaminate and sanitise their cabs and keep a hand sanitiser in the cab.
“Any person contravening this order shall be punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code,” the order read.