Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, April 4
To contain the Covid spread in the state, the government has restricted the number of persons at indoor and outdoor social gatherings.
For indoor functions, a maximum of 50 per cent of the hall capacity will be allowed with a ceiling of 200 persons. For events in open spaces, gathering will be allowed with the ceiling of 500 persons. Meanwhile, up to 50 persons will be allowed to attend a funeral.
7 more succumb; Over 12,500 active Covid cases in state
- The state reported 7 Covid deaths and 1,904 fresh cases on Sunday, taking the toll to 3,191 and tally to 2,98,133, respectively
- With 555 cases, Gurugram district topped the list followed by Panchkula (200), Karnal (185), Faridabad (151), Ambala (114) and Kurukshetra (135)
- The state now has 12,574 active cases with Gurugram (2,971), Karnal (1,777), Ambala (1,297) and Panchkula (1,092) having more than 1,000 each
The capacity of indoor places will be specified by the ULBs/department concerned keeping in view calculated correlation between the seating or standing capacity and the covered area in square yards or feet. — Sanjeev Kaushal, Financial Comm (Revenue)
Financial Commissioner (Revenue)-cum-member of the Haryana State Executive Committee Sanjeev Kaushal said the capacity of indoor places would be specified by the urban local bodies/department concerned keeping in view the calculated correlation between the number of chairs/seating or standing capacity and the covered area in square yards or feet.
This has been done under the revised standard operating procedures (SOPs) for social, academic, sports, entertainment, cultural, religious political functions and other congregations. All functions will be allowed with strict adherence to appropriate Covid behavior such as social distancing norms, wearing of masks, sanitisation, hand hygiene and provision for thermal scanning, etc.
Kaushal said the organisers of functions and other congregations shall take prior permission from the district magistrates, who would seek necessary NOCs from the departments concerned, including the police.
The Deputy Commissioners shall form joint inspection teams for enforcing these instructions, ensure extensive checking and taking action against the violators as per law, rules and directions issued by the government.
These directions shall be enforced by the DCs in their respective districts, and any violations shall be punishable under the provisions of the Disaster Management Act-2005 and Section 188 of the IPC as per the national directives, Kaushal added.
Meanwhile, Home and Health Minister Anil Vij said the new SOPs had been issued in view of the increasing cases of Covid-19 in the state. Speaking to mediapersons on Sunday, Vij said these guidelines would come into force from Monday.