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Puducherry administration announces new curbs in wake of rising Covid cases

- January 6, 2022

Puducherry, Jan 6 (BPNS)

The administration of the Union Territory of Puducherry has issued new curbs in the four regions of the territory following the rising Covid -19 cases and the surge of third wave. The order comes into immediate effect and will be valid up to January 31.

A statement issued by the Secretary (Relief and Rehabilitation) and Member secretary, state executive committee member for disaster management said that only 50 percent of the capacity will be allowed in malls, market complexes, and shops.

Intradistrict and inter-district public transport will be permitted to conduct service only with 50 percent seating capacity. Cinemas, theaters, and multiplexes would be permitted to operate with 50 percent capacity by strictly following the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).

Hotels, bars, restaurants, and liquor shops will be permitted to operate with only 50 percent of the capacity at a time. Auditoriums and Kalaiarangams will also be allowed to function only with 50 percent capacity.

Educational institutions have to function as per the directives of the Directorate of School Education and Director of Higher and Technical education in accordance with the Standard Operating Protocol( SOP).

Beauty parlours, salons, and spas, gymnasiums, and yoga training centres shall be permitted with 50 percent capacity at a time and in accordance with the SOP.

Poojas and ‘abhishekams’ will be performed by priests of temples without the participation of devote