Pune

Covid norms violated frequently; PMC to send 3-member squads to check shops & markets

Written by Ajay Jadhav
| Pune |

September 16, 2020 11:59:14 pm





In the previous couple of weeks, PMC areas have seen a surge of latest circumstances, with the positivity rate hovering to 29 per cent in a day. (Representational)

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has determined to send three-member squads to check shops and markets, in an effort to crack down on business institutions that haven’t applied preventive measures towards coronavirus an infection on their premises.

“The civic body has allowed shops and markets to operate from 9 am to 7 pm with mandatory norms, such as customers should be allowed only if they are wearing face masks and they maintain social distance, the shop is sanitised frequently and the temperature of each customer is taken,” stated Municipal Commissioner Vikram Kumar.



“It has been observed that the rules are not being seriously implemented in commercial establishments and shops across the city… as a result, we are facing problems in containing the spread of the disease. Thus, it has become important to ensure effective implementation of rules,” he stated.

Kumar added, “A three-member squad of PMC has been appointed in each of the ward offices… it will frequently visit commercial establishments and shops… and submit a daily report.”

In the previous couple of weeks, PMC areas have seen a surge of latest circumstances, with the positivity rate hovering to 29 per cent in a day.

While the civic physique has declared 74 containment zones within the metropolis and barricaded them, this has not yielded the specified consequence as native residents proceed to transfer out and in of containment zones depsite the restrictions.

Meanwhile, many shopkeepers are reluctant to cease prospects with out masks from getting into their shops, as they concern dropping additional enterprise at a time once they hardly have any prospects due to the pandemic and the lockdown.

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