Chandigarh| Odd-even Reintroduced in Congested Markets, PGIMER to start Rapid Antigen Testing

Keeping in view the current Covid situation, the Chandigarh Administration today has decided to reintroduce the odd-even scheme in the city’s most congested markets. 

Besides these, in a Covid war room meeting, the UT administrator Shri VP Singh Badnore has directed PGIMER to start Rapid Antigen Testing for COVID.

Odd-even to continue for a week

The odd even system will be reintroduced in the following areas-

  • Krishna Market, Sector 41
  • Market area near old PNB Bank/Bihari Garment, Burail Chowk; 
  • Shastri Market, Sector 22
  • Patel Market, Sector 15
  • Sector 8 Internal Market
  • Azad Market, Sector 20 
  • Palace Market, Sector 20
  • Booth Market, Sector 21
  • Palika Bazar, Sector 19
  • Sadar Market, Sector 19
  • Janta Market, Sector 27

It will start from 8th August and will continue till 14th August. On 8th August, shops having even numbers will open and on 9th, shops having odd numbers will open.

Booths/SCOs joined together to be counted as a single unit

Under the orders, it is made clear that all the booths/shops/SCOs which are joined together will be counted as one single unit. If two numbers are joined together, the lower number will be considered as relevant for closure.

Scooter market to remain closed

The scooter repair market in Sector 43, Chandigarh will remain closed on all Sundays, till further orders are passed. Further, the order also states that the following shops of Sector 22 Market will remain closed for the next six days

• SCO 1010-11- Radha Market

• SCO 1030-31- Attari Market

• SCO 1004- Sweety Market

• SCO 1003-04

Review after every week

According to the orders, the directions will be reviewed every week. The SDMs concerned will coordinate with the Market Associations to ensure smooth functioning and strict enforcement of the orders.

Sukhna to remain close on weekends 

Sukhna lake will remain closed on weekends.

Special care of Co-morbid patients

The UT administrator has directed the chiefs of all the three medical institutions of the city to take special care of patients with co-morbidities and ensure that fatalities remain minimum.

PGIMER to start Rapid Antigen Testing

The city based premier institution PGIMER will start Rapid Antigen Testing and all the dedicated teams could now visit in ambulances carrying Rapid Antigen Testing Kits to take samples and carry out tests on the spot in different areas of the city.

Private labs allowed

ICMR has also allowed the private labs to do Rapid Antigen Testing with regular testing of COVID samples.

Source: Chandigarh Administration & The Tribune

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