TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Jun 7, 2020, 14:36 IST
NEW DELHI: From Monday, cities across the country would have lifted several restrictions imposed in the wake of coronavirus. The government has allowed religious places, malls, restaurants and markets to function while adhering to strict guidelines on social distancing and sanitisation.Here are the updates —
1LUCKNOW The Lucknow Municipal Corporation has decided to ensure door-to-door garbage collection from Mansarovar Yojana at Kanpur Road and Sulabh Awas at Transportnagar by June end. This will benefit over 10,000 residents of these societies. Lucknow district administration has mandated that employees of salons and beauty parlours must use sanitizers and keep records of customers. Only five people will be allowed to offer prayers at one time in mosques, Imambaras, dargahs and mazaars when they reopen on June 8. Gurdwara Naka Hindola will use a nanospray gun to sanitize devotees as a precaution against novel coronavirus (Covid-19), once it reopens in Lucknow on Monday. Malls, restaurants, hotels and places of religious worship are all set to reopen from Monday as the state allows further relaxations under Unlock 1.0. The novel coronavirus infection cases continue to increase in Lucknow with as many as 10 more people testing positive on Saturday, taking the city tally to 446.
2CHENNAI After the administrative block at Chennai airport had to be closed for disinfection because two staff tested positive for Covid-19, Airports Authority of India (AAI) has stepped up precautions in the air traffic control (ATC) complex to prevent the virus from spreading. As one lakh engineering students across the state wait to complete their graduation, Anna University is mulling to hold online exams for final year students due to uncertainty in conducting pen-and-paper exams during the lockdown. To ensure smooth hospitalisation and treatment, the Greater Chennai Corporation is working on a mobile application that will provide data on bed vacancy, Covid care centres for patients and officials. The wholesale market at Kothawal Chavadi will be for a week again from Sunday until June 14. To prevent profiteering by private hospitals, the Tamil Nadu health department has fixed treatment costs for Covid-19 patients at Rs 5,000 to Rs 15,000 a day. Chennai police have so far imposed Rs 2 crore fine on people for not wearing face masks in public.
3DELHI Government, private hospitals in Delhi will only treat patients from national capital: Arvind Kejriwal All restaurants, malls and places of worship to open in Delhi from tomorrow, however, hotels and banquet halls will remain closed: Delhi CM Issuing a stern warning to private hospitals for reportedly turning away Covid-19 positive patients, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said hospitals could not use their political godfathers to avoid patients and go scot-free. The representatives of Delhi University, human resource development ministry, Central Board of Secondary Education, University Grants Commission have been called for a meeting on Monday by the department of empowerment of persons with disabilities over concerns on DU’s online open-book examination (OBE). Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital will run the screening centre for Covid-19 patients for a reduced duration from Sunday to not "keep test results pending".
4MUMBAI BEST Workers’ Union said in an “internal notice” to bus conductors that commuters can sit on all seats and there can be five standees was a blatant violation of social distancing, and would put commuters and staff at risk. The state government has eased several lockdown restrictions even as containment zone numbers present a rising graph across the state. Barring the city, the state had 3,401 active containment zones on Friday, with nearly 54 lakh people within these areas. With subordinate courts set to take a step towards regular functioning from Monday, the Esplanade CMM (Chief Metropolitan Magistrate) Bar Association has written to the chief metropolitan magistrate, expressing fears for the lives of lawyers due to the highly contagious Covid-19 pandemic. Shops operated the odd-even scheme in an improved, systematic manner. Traders have sought permission from the state to operate normal business hours till 8-9 pm rather than close at 5 pm. With shops opening up gradually, garages across Mumbai have cars and two-wheelers coming in for servicing, as a majority of vehicles had gathered dust in parking lots for more than months. The Bombay high court has pulled up the BMC for requisitioning buildings in redevelopment projects for use as quarantine centres when their original tenants were awaiting the new homes in “pathetic circumstances’’. It called the BMC’s move “absolutely unjust and unfair”. The Dharavi area, Mumbai’s biggest hotspot, recorded ten Covid-19 cases on Saturday, the lowest since April 27 when it had recorded 13 cases. In what Mumbai’s civic officials claim is a sign of “recovery,” the once-sharp gap between the number of daily hospital admissions due to Covid-19 and the number of hospital discharges is narrowing.
5BENGALURU After a hiatus of 75 days, Bengaluru eateries are gearing up to reopen for dining in from Monday. Places of worship gear up to welcome devotees in Karnataka. Teachers of government schools have been asked to report for work from June 8. Bengaluru police, led by Bhaskar Rao, strictly implemented the lockdown, ensuring citizens didn’t roam around without a genuine reason. In containment zones where trouble erupted, cops swiftly detained troublemakers and provided protection to health workers. In the biggest push to restoring normalcy in Unlock 1.0, malls, restaurants and places of worship across Karnataka are all set to open tomorrow after over 70 days, though with strict adherence to central government’s guidelines on social distancing norms and public safety and health.
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