Puducherry extends COVID lockdown upto June 21 with additional relaxations

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Puducherry extends COVID lockdown upto June 21

Puducherry government has announced the extension of COVID-induced lockdown up to June 21 with additional relaxations. According to an order issued by Secretary Revenue and Rehabilitation Ashok Kumar, night curfew will continue from 10 pm to 5 am till June 21. According to the Union Health Ministry, Puducherry has 5,331 active cases of COVID-19.

Here’s what will be eased/restricted

  • Restaurants and bar facilities within the hotels, lodges and guest houses and also other standalone eateries have been permitted to operate with 50 per cent capacity from 9 am upto 5 pm by strictly abiding COVID appropriate behaviour
  • Distilleries/breweries have been permitted to function by strictly following the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) already issued by the Government pertaining to COVID-19 safety protocols
  • Tea shops and juice shops have also been permitted to operate from 9 am upto 5 pm by strictly following COVID appropriate behaviour in/in front of their premises
  • Marriage related gatherings will be permitted but with guests not exceeding 25
  • Funeral or last rites are permitted with participants not exceeding 20
  • Industrial establishments, manufacturing centres and construction activities are permitted under specific guidelines
  • Only retail liquor including Arrack vends are allowed to operate from 9 am to 5 pm
  • All private offices shall function from 9 am to 6 pm by following COVID appropriate behaviour and ensure 100 per cent vaccination of all eligible staff

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