Pune: After Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray decided to impose a lockdown style curfew till May 1 in the entire state, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Wednesday also issued a new set of guidelines.
PMC in its latest order has put up restrictions for the housing societies. To prevent the further spread of COVID-19, the entry of outsiders will be prohibited in all housing societies. Also, the administration has stated that those regularly visiting the society, should undergo the RTPCR test.
The order also states that, as outsiders will not be allowed to enter the premises, a sign-board should be set up at the entrance of the society for the same. Also, the ongoing vaccination process should be done as per the guidelines given by the central government.
If more than five COVID-19 patients are found in the residential society, it will be declared as a micro-containment zone. The municipal corporation will also keep an eye on this micro-containment zone. A society violating these rules will be penalised up to Rs 10,000.
Home delivery, parcel to be collected from the main entry
If the delivery executive wants to handle the parcel or delivery to more than one member in the same society, the executive will be asked to restrict his entry to the main entrance. The order states that the parcel should be delivered by any office-bearer of the society to the designated flat.
NO GYM, SWIMMING POOLS IN SOCIETIES
The use of gyms, swimming pools and clubhouses in the residential society is already banned by the administration. The curfew will be imposed from Wednesday and will remain till May 1. During this period, the citizens residing in the society will also be barred from taking a stroll in gardens and premises. The municipal administration has also clarified that strict action will be taken against the citizens who found violating the norms.
Meanwhile, Pune city on Wednesday reported 4,206 new COVID-19 cases taking the caseload to 3,44,029.