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Opening of Certain Categories of Shops Allowed

MHA issues Order to States/UTs to allow Opening of Certain Categories of Shops, except those in Single and Multi-brand Malls; These Relaxations in Lockdown Restrictions would not applicable in Hotspots/Containment Zones

 

New Delhi: Giving relaxation in the category of Commercial and private establishments, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued an order to all States/UTs, to allow opening of all shops registered under Shops & Establishment Act of respective States/ UTs, including shops in residential complexes, neighborhood & standalone shops.

Earlier, the MHA on 15.04.2020, had issued an order to exempt certain activities under the consolidated revised guidelines to fight COVID-19, in certain areas not included in hotspots/containment zones.

Shops in market complexes, except those within the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities, would be allowed to open. Shops in single & multi-brand malls would not be allowed to open anywhere.

It would be mandatory for all permitted shops to open only with 50% strength of workers, ensure compulsory wearing of masks and strict adherence to social distancing norms.

It is important to note that these relaxations in lockdown restrictions would not applicable in hotspots/containment zones.

 

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