Covid-19 lockdown: Govt allows standalone shops to reopen, with conditions

In a serious reduction to shopkeepers and consumers, the federal government has allowed all shops in residential areas, besides these in malls, to reopen from Saturday, albeit with some some riders. The shops, together with these situated in residential complexes inside municipal areas, are allowed to function, however at a 50 per cent power and after taking obligatory precautions, reminiscent of carrying face masks, gloves and sustaining social-distancing norms in the course of the ongoing to stop the unfold of (Covid-19). However, the relaxations aren’t relevant in Covid-19 hotspots and containment zones. The residence ministry has additionally clarified that in rural areas, all shops besides these in buying malls are allowed to open. And in city areas, all standalone shops, neighbourhood shops and shops in residential complexes are allowed to open. But shops in markets or market complexes and buying malls will proceed to stay closed. Moreover, it has been made clear that sale by e-commerce firms will proceed to be permitted for important items solely.

It is additional talked about that sale of liquor and different objects continues to be prohibited as specified within the National Directives for Covid-19 administration. ALSO READ: Gilead’s Covid-19 cure trial may yield results ahead of schedule: Report

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