Bhopal: Malls, gyms and restaurants set to welcome customers from today, Government offices, private firms allowed to work with 100% staff

BHOPAL: Malls, gyms and restaurants are set to welcome customers from Wednesday. According to the administrationís guidelines issued late on Tuesday evening, restaurants and gyms are allowed to admit 50% of the customers into their establishments. There is, however, no fixed number of customers for malls.

Government offices and private companies are allowed to work with 100% of their employees. The Janata Curfew will remain effective on Sundays and the night curfew will be in place in the urban areas.

Graded unlocking started on June, 1, and, now, after 15 days, the state government has issued fresh guidelines for unlocking in the remaining sectors.

Sectors that will remain closed are:

* Any gatheringsósocial, cultural, religious, sports, or entertainmentówill remain banned

* Cinemas, theatres, swimming pools will remain closed

* School, colleges, coaching institutes will remain closed, but online classes will continue

* Assembly of more than 6 people at a time will remain banned

* Not more than 6 devotees will be allowed at a time in religious places with Covid protocols

* Stadiums for spectators or audiences will remain closed.

Sectors that have been opened are:

* All government and semi-government offices will open with full capacity

* All shops, shopping malls, gyms will open from 9.00am to 8.00pm

* Fitness centres, gyms will open with 50 per cent capacity

* Large, medium and small industries will be working with full capacity

* Sports activities will be permitted, but stadiums will not be opened to spectators

* Inter-state and intra-state transportation of goods will continue

* Maximum 50 people from the brideís and groomís families will be permitted for a wedding, while 10 people will be permitted for a funeral

* Restaurants and clubs will be operating with 50 per cent capacity, while hotels and lodges will be operated with full capacity

* Villages with 5 or more Covid cases will be called 'Red Gram' and their affairs and micro-containment zones of urban areas will be functioning according to the guidelines of the Union health ministry.

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