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Onam celebration ; Covid protocol guidelines released

In the wake of possible crowds at shops and markets during Onam celebrations in Kozhikode,the District Collector issued strict guidelines. 
Restrictions have been imposed in the district to prevent people from gathering, said Kozhikode District Collector Samba Siva Rao .

In the context of Covid disease, Onam celebrations should be confined to homes only. Community dinners, flower shows and other public events are banned. Physical distance should be maintained in all types of commercial establishments and the number of people arriving at each shop at the same time should be controlled.

Each merchant should display information about the area of ​​their shop and the number of people allowed in the shop outside the shop.

In commercial establishments and malls, a distance of 6 feet should be ensured between the customers. This also applies to employees. The names of the customers who visit all the commercial and commercial establishments should be recorded in the Visitors’ Register of Covid 19 Jagratha Portal.

A.C. in malls should be in off mode. Maximum ventilation should be ensured. Soap and sanitizer should be provided at the entrance for customers. Store CCTVs should be fully operational and inspected for shop congestion analysis.

Police squads and village squads should ensure that masks and sanitizers are used in shopping centers and malls and that social distance is maintained. In case of violation of these conditions, the recommendation to revoke the license of the institution should be forwarded to the concerned Local Self Government Institutions. Posters with guidelines regarding restrictions should be displayed in front of the shop.

Taluk level nodal officers like Sub Collector, Revenue Divisional Officer and Deputy Collector should also conduct inspections to ensure that the guidelines are being followed.
SM Street, Valiyangadi and Palayam markets are currently under congestion but police squad and QRT will be deployed in all the markets as the congestion is likely to increase during Onam. It also directed to set up a barricade at the entrance to control the entry of people.
The District Police Chief should take action against those violating the regulations under IPC 269, 188 and Epidemic Ordinance 2020.

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