Red Cross Society attend Akhand Path for 5 year old fire victim & certain relaxations with immediate effect for opening of restaurants, hotels and other hospitality services in SAS Nagar

Members of District Red Cross Society attend the Akhand Path held in the memory of 5 year old fire victim. Distribute ration to slum dwellers of village Teur

S.A.S. Nagar, June 23, 2020 The members of the District Red Cross Society on Monday attended the Akhand Path held in the village in the memory of the 5 year old child Aditya who succumbed to burns on 16th June, 2020 when the slum dwellings in the village caught fire.

As part of this commitment, the society today undertook distribution of 85 packets of Atta to the slum dwellers and the other people of the poor sections of the society living in village teur. The society also contributed 70 more packets of Atta to the langar being run for the labourers in the village.

Pertinently, the District Red Cross Society, as per the directions of the DC Girish Dayalan, is undertaking philanthropic activities in the district such as distribution of masks, hand sanitizers and the ration with a view to help the needy sections of society during the corona virus pandemic. Anybody interested in contributing towards the noble cause of helping poor sections of society can contact the society's office at Room No. 308, Second Floor, District Administrative Complex, Sector-76. And those interested in online help, can deposit their contributions in the name of President Distt. Red Cross Branch (Sasta Bhojan Scheme), Account No. 1155000102100558, Punjab National Bank, Sector-76, Mohali.

DM orders relaxations for opening of restaurants, hotels & other hospitality services 

The District Magistrate Girish Dayalan today ordered certain relaxations with immediate effect for opening of restaurants, hotels and other hospitality services. 

The restaurants are allowed dine in facility till 8 pm with 50 percent occupancy or 50 guests, whichever is less. The restaurants in the hotels are allowed to serve food including buffet meals up-to 50 percent of their seating capacity or 50 guests, whichever is less. These restaurants would also be open to the persons other than hotel guests but the timings for both the hotel guests as well as the persons from outside would be till 8 pm. The bars shall remain closed. However, liquor can be served in the rooms and restaurants as permitted under the excise policy of the State.

The marriages, other social functions and open air parties in banquet halls, marriage palaces, hotels and open venues can be organized upto 50 persons. The number of guests excluding catering staff shall not exceed 50 persons. The size of banquet hall shall be atleast 5,000 sq.feet based on the requirement of 10'x10' area for a person for the purpose of maintaining adequate social distancing.

The management of the hotels and other hospitality services would be oblidged to comply with the SoPs of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Any violations of these guidelines and lockdown measures shall be punishable under sections 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 besides legal action under sections 188 of the IPC. All concerned shall ensure compliance of the advisories on the different subjects issued by the Health and Family Welfare Department, Punjab.