Srinagar admin orders restaurant owners to open for in-dine at 50 percent capacity

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With a decline in Covid-19 positive cases, the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohamed Aijaz Asad on Monday issued fresh orders for all restaurants in the district, directing them to open for in-dine at 50 percent of the total capacity.

In an order issued by the chairman District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Srinagar, a copy of which lies with a local news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) states that all restaurants shall be allowed to open for in-dine from 7 am till 8 pm for non- check-in customers and till 10 pm for in-house/resident guests at 50 percent of total capacity and only for such customers who are vaccinated or are carrying a negative RT-PCR or RAT report of 48 hours prior.

“The owners/staff/managers of the establishments shall ensure strict compliance to the COVID appropriate behavior. Restaurant owners shall maintain a register at the entry point to record vaccination status of the visitors. Tehsildar concerned shall inspect such registers on daily basis. Any deviation/non-compliance shall be responsibility of owners/managers of such establishments,” reads the order.

It reads that the enforcement squads already constituted shall ensure compliance of these directions by all restaurant owners within their jurisdictions and shall initiate proceedings in case of violation/non-compliance.

The order further reads that weekend curfew from Friday 8 pm till Monday 7 am and daily night curfew from 8 pm till 7 am next day shall continue to remain in force in the district.

It also stated that only 50 percent of the shops in indoor shopping complexes/malls shall be allowed to open at a particular time as per the schedule already issued by this office— (KNO)

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