- Theatres, multiplexes allowed to reopen at 50% capacity; up to 100 guests allowed at weddings in these cities
Gandhinagar: With the daily cases of Covid-19 reducing, the state government has decided to relax curfew in 18 cities. The night curfew timing has been reduced by one hour and will be now be imposed from 10 pm to 6 am the next day. This and other important decisions were taken at a core committee meeting of the state government on Thursday.
The cities where the night curfew has been relaxed include Visnagar, Kadi, Deesa, Modasa, Radhanpur, Veraval-Somnath, Chhota Udepur, Viramgam, Botad, Porbandar, Palanpur, Himmatnagar, Amreli, Surendranagar, Dahod, Anand, Nadiad and Godhra.
The restrictions that had been imposed earlier will continue in all eight municipal corporations as well as Vapi, Ankleshwar, Valsad, Navsari, Mehsana, Bharuch, Patan, Morbi, Bhuj and Gandhidham.
At the core committee meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, it was also decided to allow cinema houses, multiplexes and auditoriums to reopen at 50 per cent capacity.
Additionally, owners and staff of businesses in the 18 cities where the curfew has been relaxed will have to get themselves vaccinated by June 30. Those in the cities apart from these have time until July 10 to get the jab.
Restaurants and hotels in the areas which have got the relaxation will be allowed to remain open till 9 pm with 60 per cent capacity, while home delivery will be allowed till midnight. Shops and businesses will be allowed to remain open till 9 pm.
The limit of guests at weddings has been raised to 100, while a maximum of 40 persons will be allowed for final rites.
For social and religious purposes, up to 50 per cent of the venue’s capacity will be allowed, not exceeding 200.
Vehicles will be allowed to take passengers up to 60 per cent capacity. GSRTC buses can have passengers up to 75 per cent capacity.
Parks and gardens will be allowed to remain open till 9 pm.
Education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, energy minister Saurabh Patel, Home minister Pradipsinh Jadeja as well as bureaucrats attended the meeting.
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