Lockdown in Raipur district extended till 6AM, May 6

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Raipur, Apr 24

Lockdown has been extended in the Raipur district in view of the uncontrolled pace of corona infection. District administration has extended lockdown period for entire area of Raipur district for the second time in a row in view of spiralling cases of covid.

As per an order issued by the district collector Dr S Bharathi Dasan, the lockdown will remain effective till 6 am on May 6 instead of April 26. The lockdown was first imposed from April 9 to 19 followed by an extension till April 26. According the district collector, the decision regarding another extension of lockdown was taken after a marathon deliberation.

Taking the seriousness of the present situation of covid into account, it was imperative to extend the lockdown period to break the chain of covid in the district, said the order issued by the collector.

During lockdown, everything will be closed except essential services such as medical emergency, fire brigade vehicles, exemption for vaccination, exemption for railway passengers. Petrol pumps, gas agencies will remain opened.

The key points of the lockdown order are Raipur district borders will be sealed till May 6 with some relaxation to emergency services, exemption to hospital, medical shop, veterinary hospital, some mandis will open from 11 pm to 4 am, fruit, vegetable, ration, egg, poultry farm, mutton, fish etc. can be collected from street vendors from 6 am to 2 pm.

Government fair price shops will remain opened as per time frame decided by the food controller of Raipur. There is no change in timings for milk parlours and pet shop. Banks will be operational from 10 am to 1 pm. Banks can open with certain conditions such as a female staff cannot come to the duty if she is pregnant, co-morbid  staff has also been exempted from duty etc.

Hotels and restaurants can deliver food to the customers through online orders and they can prefer zomato, swigy between 6 am and 8 pm. No dining is allowed in hotels and restaurants, orders the district administration. In case of violation, hotels and restaurants will be punished.

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