Ludhiana, May 8, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
While providing a big relief to the residents, the District Magistrate Ludhiana today ordered the opening of all restaurants, eateries, halwai’s, ice cream shops and juice shops for only home delivery from 7 am to 7 pm only. He warned that takeaway and dining facility would be strictly banned at these places.
He clarified that these persons would not require any special permission from the District Administration, but would have to strictly comply with the guidelines issued by the Punjab government.
District Magistrate-cum-Deputy Commissioner Mr Pradeep Kumar Agrawal informed that these business establishments would have to ensure proper hygiene standards at their workplace, the restaurants will have to record temperature of all employees coming to the restaurant on a daily basis and maintain record of that, frequent cleaning/disinfection of work surfaces and touch points such as door handles, face mask is mandatory for all employees and must be changed every day, they would have to maintain social distancing while at work, frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitisers to be practiced.
He said that the guidelines to be followed during home delivery of food are that the deliverable food item should be packed hygienically, delivery/transport vehicles shall be cleaned and sanitised regularly, zero contact delivery while delivering food to the guest and contact with common touch points such as door bell should be avoided, face mask/gloves are mandatory for all delivery workers.
Mr Agrawal stated that all concerned would have to follow the COVID 19 Management guidelines issued by Punjab Government from time to time and anyone found violating the COVID-19 guidelines will be liable for strict action under the provision of Disaster Management Act 2005 and the Indian Penal Code 1860.
He further stated that a total of 3818 samples have been taken in the district till date, out of which 125 samples from district Ludhiana and 20 from other districts have been found positive for COVID 19. He informed that only one positive case has been reported of a Ludhiana resident today, who had gone to district Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, where he was tested for COVID 19 and his sample has come out positive today. He has been put in isolation at Civil Hospital Ludhiana.
He informed that a total of 10 patients (including two today) have been declared cured till date and at present, there are 110 active cases in the district now.