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Lucknow steps up against Covid, shuts gyms & pools; eateries, cinemas to have 50% capacity

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Lucknow steps up against Covid, shuts gyms & pools; eateries, cinemas to have 50% capacity

Lucknow: To combat the sudden rise in Covid cases, the Lucknow district administration on Thursday imposed a new set of restrictions on public movement and issued fresh guidelines.

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District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash said, “The government order issued by state administration has been implemented in the district. From now on, gyms, swimming pools and water parks will not open. All the restaurants, food joints and cinema halls will function at 50% capacity with immediate effect.”

“Restaurants and cinema halls will have to compulsorily set up Covid help desks and conduct screening of visitors. Pulse oximeter, infrared thermometer and sanitizers must be used in these places. The night curfew will continue from 10pm to 6am strictly,” he further added.

With new Covid rules in effect, marriage ceremonies are allowed only 100 guests in closed banquet halls with all the Covid standard operating procedures (SOPs) in place, while the open spaces like grounds will allow a gathering of just 50% of their capacity.

Whereas, all the religious places will have to set up Covid help desks and allow entry to only those devotees who wear masks. Similarly, all the monuments under ASI, zoo and clubs will also have Covid help desks and will ensure the screening of every visitor, said Prakash.

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Meanwhile, schools upto Class X will remain closed till January 16, and the children in the age group of 15 to 18 year will be given two days off after their vaccination. All the IT sector companies will restart work from home, he added.

The DM has also directed that local and weekly markets should be organized in such a manner that there is no crowd, and everyone follows social distancing. If required, the markets can also be shifted to open ground. Trucks will only be allowed in markets from 4am till 8am.

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