Pune Unlock: All You Need To Know about Covid Curbs

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Unlock process curbs and restrictions regarding the Covid lockdown and what is permitted and what is not as Pune prepares Unlocking.

Curb on movement after 5 pm, Parks, restaurants, and offices open for limited hours, Indoor sports, cinema, and theatres educational institutions will remain shut. There will also be restrictions on the movement of residents after 5 pm.

The PMC has also stretched the timings for all essential category stores till 4 pm on all days. Non-essential category stores only on weekdays.

After Maharashtra announced a five-level unlock strategy, the Pune Municipal Corporation on Saturday declared partial opening up of most significant activities, allowing the functioning of private offices, restaurants, gardens, social, religious, and entertainment programs, and general body meetings with limited attendance.

However, educational institutions, indoor sports, cinemas, and theatres will remain shut. There will also be restrictions on the movement of residents after 5 pm.

As per the state’s five-level restriction ease plan, districts and municipal corporations will be classified into five levels every week. There will be varying restrictions and relaxations depending on the occupancy of oxygen-equipped beds and the positivity rate of Covid-19.

Read More: 5 Categories of Maharashtra Unlock Restrictions

Pune Municipal Commissioner said,

Pune Collector said that areas under Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad municipal corporations would see ‘Level 3’ relaxations while areas in the rest of the district (Pune Rural and municipal councils) will see ‘Level 4’ relaxations he said earlier in the day,

Pune Collector said,

After going through the criteria laid down by State Government, we have found that the PMC and PCMC come under Level 3, while Pune Rural will be classified under Level 4

While the same set of rules will apply to the Pune Cantonment Board and Kirkee Cantonment Board, he continued.

There will be restrictive orders against more than five people coming together till 5 pm, and after that, there will be a curfew-like situation with no public movement allowed without a valid reason,” said Pune Municipal Commissioner

All the curbs and unlocks are given below for Pune; for Maharashtra, click here.

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The timings for all essential category stores in Pune will be till 4 pm on all days and for non-essential list stores only on weekdays.

Gardens and playgrounds will be opened for walking and cycling. Outdoor games allowed for four hours in the morning, from 5 am to 9 am.

Bars, restaurants, food courts have been allowed to operate on weekdays till 4 pm with 50 percent seating capacity for the dine-in service. But can provide parcel or home delivery facility on weekends till 11 pm.

Liquor shops in Pune will be open till 4 pm on weekdays and can do home delivery on weekends.

All offices including private and government offices, have been allowed to function 50 percent till 4 pm. Government offices that fall under essential categories can operate with 100 percent attendance.

Social, religious, and entertainment programs are allowed with attendance of a maximum of 50 persons on weekdays till 4 pm—weddings permitted with a maximum of 50 guests, Only 20 persons authorized during funerals.

Gyms, salons, beauty parlors, spas, and wellness centers in Pune allowed 50 percent seating strength. Customers can visit only by booking till 4 pm. Use of air-conditioners not permitted in the premises in the unlock.

Cooperative bodies allowed meetings with an attendance of 50 percent members.

All construction activities are allowed in the city. Laborers traveling from outside the construction site have to come back from the work area by 4 pm.

Public transport services will be resume PMPML allowed to ply 50 percent of the sitting strength. Standing commuters will not be permitted. Travel in buses, railways and private vehicles is allowed. Still, if the car will be stopped at locations that have a high positivity rate, after that, every traveler has to carry a pass.

Export-oriented units include MSMEs that need to achieve export commitment, suitable manufacturing units for essential services all consistently process industries, manufacturers of significant items to national security and defense, data centers, IT services supporting critical infrastructure, Cloud service providers, and services allowed to operate. Units will have to run with 50 percent employees till 4. The staff should travel only on company buses during the current level unlock in Pune.

A similar set of relaxations are likely to be implemented in Pimpri-Chinchwad.

Pune Rural areas declared as level 5 for unlock,

Non-essential shops will not be permitted to operate

Social gatherings also will not be allowed, and marriages shall not have more than 25 people.

Hotels will be allowed to provide only home delivery and parcel services.

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