Punjab Allows Hotels, Restaurant, Marriage Halls With 50% Capacity

The Punjab authorities had prolonged the coronavirus lockdown until June 30 (File)

Chandigarh:

Eating places, inns and marriage halls might be allowed to perform in Punjab with 50 per cent capability however the institutions might be answerable for the upkeep of COVID-19 precautions, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh tweeted on Tuesday. Bars will stay closed however supply of liquor to lodge rooms is allowed, a authorities assertion stated.

“Conserving in view considerations of the Business and MHA directions, we’ve determined to reopen inns, eating places, marriage halls and different hospitality companies at lowered 50% capability. Nevertheless, institutions should adhere to the SoP and observe full precautions,” Mr Singh tweeted.

The Punjab authorities had prolonged the coronavirus lockdown until June 30 after the centre final month introduced a number of relaxations below what it referred to as ‘Unlock 1’. Malls, eating places and locations of worship have been allowed by the central authorities with precautions to reopen the financial system, which had been stalled for weeks due to the pandemic. A number of states, nonetheless, had exercised warning amid the rising variety of circumstances.

The Punjab authorities earlier this month had allowed eating places and inns to perform with out the “dine-in” facility.

“Eating places are allowed ‘dine-in’ facility until eight pm with 50% occupancy or 50 company, whichever is much less. The administration will adjust to the SoP hooked up herewith,” the state authorities assertion stated in the present day.

“Eating places in Accommodations are allowed to serve meals together with buffet meals as much as 50% of their seating capability or 50 company, whichever is much less. These eating places would even be open to individuals apart from lodge company however the timings, for each the lodge company in addition to individuals from exterior can be until eight pm,” it stated, including,” Bars shall stay closed. Nevertheless, liquor may be served within the rooms and eating places”.

Marriages, different social capabilities, “open-air” events may be organised with not more than 50 company, excluding catering employees.

“The scale of Banquet Corridor and venue for 50 individuals shall at the very least be 5,000 sq. toes primarily based on requirement of 10′ x10′ space for an individual for the aim of upkeep of ample social distancing. The Bars shall, proceed to stay closed. Nevertheless, liquor may be served within the perform as per the Excise Coverage of the State,” the assertion stated.

Punjab has reported 4,235 coronavirus circumstances together with 101 deaths.

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