Restrictions come into force in East Godavari
Commercial exercise to shut by 6 p.m.
Restrictions on commerce and business actions got here into force in Kakinada and Rajamahendravaram from Tuesday as agreed upon by the Chamber of Commerce representatives. There can be no restrictions, nonetheless, on the operations of industries and maritime commerce.
“The representatives from the Chamber of Commerce of Kakinada and Rajamahendravaram cities have agreed to conduct business activity only between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in the two cities from Tuesday,” mentioned East Godavari Collector D. Muralidhar Reddy.
Restaurants have been directed to cease their in-house providers after 6 p.m. They can be allowed to function parcel providers. There can be no restrictions on meals supply providers in the district.
District authorities deployed a particular workforce to watch the provision and requirement of medical oxygen around the clock, making certain that these in want get entry to the life-saving gasoline at designated COVID-19 hospitals.
The particular workforce contains officers from the Drug Administration, Revenue, Police and medical doctors, who monitor the medical oxygen use and requirement in the hospitals.
Hospitals ought to inform district authorities on their requirement of medical oxygen no less than a day in advance, enabling the federal government to offer it, mentioned Joint Collector G. Lakshmisha.
“The State government has decided to lodge criminal charges against hospitals hoarding oxygen,” Mr. Lakshmisha added.