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[COVID-19]: Good News For Shops; MHA Provides Relaxation; No Order To Open Salons, Liqour Shops And Restaurant Yet [Read Order]

Lawstreet Journal 25 Apr 2020 10:44pm

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On April 24, 2020 Ministry of Home Affairs issued an order signed by Secretary Ajay Bhalla allowing opening of shops including those located in residential complexes within municipal areas with a 50% strength along with proper precautions.

The Ministry amended its April 15, 2020 order and stated that “all shops, including neighbourhood shops and standalone shops, shops in residential complexes, within the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities, registered under Shops and Establishment Act of the respective State and UT" will be allowed to open during lockdown.

However, the order also made it clear that shops in marketplaces, multi-brand and single-brand malls located in municipality areas shall continue to remain closed till May 3, 2020.

Ministry further added that "All shops registered under the the Shops and Establishment Act of the respective State/UT, including shops in residential complexes and market complexes, except shops in multi-brand and single brand malls, outside the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities, with 50 per cent strength of workers with wearing of masks and social distancing being mandatory" will be allowed to function.

But there will be no exemptions given to hotspots and containment areas.

What is allowed to open and what is not:

  • Standalone shops like a dealer of electronics and electrical items and other shops in residential areas in urban centers can open.
  • E-commerce companies will continue to be permitted to sell essential goods only.
  • All shops in small market complexes or single dealers in rural or semi-rural areas can also sell their items to the public.
  • All these shops have to be… Continue Reading...

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