Whereas vide order No. 40-3/2020-DM-I(A), dated 24/03/2020, the Union Home Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India had issued an order under Section 10(2)(1) of Disaster Management Act, stipulating lockdown measures for containment of COVID-19 in the country.
Whereas the same order was extended vide letter dated 14/04/2020 to remain in force till 3rd May, 2020 all over the country.
Whereas the above lockdown order was extended upto 17/05/2020 by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India vide order dated 01/05/2020 and was further extended upto 30/06/2020 vide order dated 30/05/2020.
Whereas vide order No.Z.28015/19/2020-EMR dated 30/04/2020, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare included U.T., Chandigarh in the official list of RED Zone in the country.
Whereas vide order No. 13180-HIII 95)/2020/5449 dated 27/05/2020. Three out of six areas were removed from the Containment Zone in UT, Chandigarh.
Whereas vide order No. 13180-HIII(5)/2020/5809 dated 05/06/2020, Sector 30-B was removed from the Containment Zone in UT, Chandigarh.
Whereas vide order No. 13180-HIII(5)/2020/5913 dated 08/06/2020, six pockets of Bapu Dham Colony and Kachi Colony, dhanas were removed from the restrictions of perimeter control of Containment Zone/Buffer Zone.
Whereas vide order No. 13180-HIII(5)/2020/6104 dated 16/06/2020, certain additional pockets of Bapu Dham Colony were removed from the restrictions of perimeter control.
Whereas the issue of outbreak of COVID-19 was further studied and examined by a Committee comprising Commissioner Municipal Corporation, District Magistrate, Senior Superintendent of Police, Director Health Services, WHO representative and a considered view emerged that there is no need to further continue the Affected Area operation in Bapu Dham Colony except the following pockets, where perimeter control should continue:-
Affected Block No./House No. Under perimeter control
Pocket No. 4
Block No. 713 and 716
Pocket No. 5
Block No. 715
Pocket No. 14
House No. 448 to 470
Pocket No. 16
House No. 9, 10, 11, 20 and 21
The Committee also suggested that the perimeter control from Pocket Nos. 7, 13, 15 and 20 should be totally removed.
Therefore, the undersigned, in his capacity as Chairperson of State Executive Committe4e of State Disaster Management Authority hereby declares DECONTAINMENT of Pocket No. 15 and the removal of the perimeter control except as detailed in the table above with the stipulation that regular screening and monitoring of the area by medical teams will continue. Regular sensitization of the areas by Municipal Authorities will be conducted and the residents be advised to maintain social distancing norms, wear masks and follow hand hygiene.
These orders will come into force with immediate effect.