UP govt starts unlocking GautamBuddha Nagar
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UP govt starts unlocking GautamBuddha Nagar

Weekend curfew to stay in place amidst lockdown relaxations

UP govt starts unlocking GautamBuddha Nagar

Noida: The Uttar Pradesh government on June 6 announced some relaxations to the pandemic-induced lockdown imposed during the second wave of Covid-19 which hit the nation hard in the second week of April. Starting tomorrow, June 7, following restrictions will be eased in Gauthambuddha Nagar district, as per the guidelines issued by the district administration. 

Shops and markets outside containment zones will be allowed to remain open from 7 am to 7 pm from Monday to Friday. Vegetable markets in the densely populated areas will function in open places.

Only home delivery is allowed from restaurants. Street hawkers and vendors are allowed with Covid-19 appropriate behaviour and distancing.

Not more than 5 devotees will be allowed inside a religious place at a time. Not more than 25 members will be allowed in a wedding function subject to social distancing and sanitisation. A maximum of 20 people will be allowed at a funeral procession.

Schools, colleges and educational institutes will remain closed. Online learning to be encouraged coaching centres, cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, clubs and shopping malls will remain closed.

There will be a complete curfew on weekends after Friday 7 pm. Over the weekend, cleanliness, sanitisation and fogging campaigns will be carried out. 

While there would be full attendance for the frontline workers, for the rest of the government employees, there would be 50 per cent attendance on rotation. A Covid-19 help desk must be established at all offices.

Industrial units will stay open following Covid-19 appropriate guidelines with mandatory Covid-19 help desk. The private sector has been asked to encourage the employees to work from home. No employee will be allowed with symptoms. Setting up a Covid-19 help desk is mandatory.

Screening of passengers to be done as per appropriate guidelines in all public transport. Two passengers will be allowed in 3 wheelers and 3 passengers will be allowed in e-rickshaws. Four passengers will be allowed in 4 wheelers. However, all these guidelines are subject to proper distancing and wearing of masks.