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Complete Ban on Social, Religious Gatherings, 5-day Week in Govt Offices

The Himachal Pradesh authorities on Sunday introduced five-day week in its workplaces apart from banning social and non secular gatherings from January 10 to 24 to test the coronavirus unfold. It capped the attendance of employees at authorities workplaces to 50 per cent of the full power from Monday to Friday through the interval. The authorities additionally prohibited the gathering of greater than 100 individuals for indoor and 300 individuals for outside educational, sport, cultural and political occasions, in keeping with an order.

The restrictions, nonetheless, is not going to be relevant on workplaces coping with emergency providers. The state until January 8 has recorded 2,31,587 coronavirus circumstances, together with 3,864 deaths. Earlier, the state authorities had imposed an evening curfew until additional orders and shut the academic establishments until January 26. “All offices of government departments/ PSUs/ local bodies/ autonomous bodies, including the HP Secretariat, will remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays and these offices will operate with 50 per cent attendance on working days,” the order issued by state Chief Secretary Ram Subhag Singh mentioned.

“These restrictions will not be on offices dealing with emergency or essential services such as health, police, fire, banks, electricity, water and sanitation, public transport, telecom, excise, budget and related incident services/activities etc, it added. Academic, sport, entertainment, cultural and political gatherings are permitted up to 50 per cent of the capacity of venue, subject to a maximum of 100 people in indoor areas and 300 people in open spaces, it added. However, the High Court of Himachal Pradesh will issue separate orders with respect to judicial offices, it added.

The order said, “All social and non secular gatherings shall be utterly banned within the state.” There shall also be a total ban on langars (community kitchens) across the state, it added. Prior intimation of gatherings shall have to be given to the authorities, who may impose additional conditions. District magistrates may fix timings of shops or markets after taking the Covid situation into account.

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