Covid-19: Govt allowed neighbourhood shops to reopen, know the rules

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Covid-19: Govt allowed neighbourhood shops to reopen, know the rules

Due to Corona virus, the lockdown is going to get some relief to the common people as well as the shopkeepers from today on 25th April. As per the order issued by the Home Ministry late on Friday (April 24), shops near residential colonies have been allowed to open. Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said in an order that all single shops located within the purview of the municipal corporations and its neighborhood would be allowed to be opened during the shutdown. However, shops in market places located within the municipal limits will remain closed till May 3.

Four essential conditions for opening shop

-Only 50 percent of the employees will work in the shop
-All employees will be required to wear masks
-Social distancing rules have to be strictly followed.
-All shops should be registered under the Establishment Act of the respective state / union territories.

These shopkeepers did not get any relief

-Malls and shopping complexes will remain closed
-Shops in hotspots and containment areas will remain closed
-Market shops located in Nagar Nigam will also be closed

  • Markets falling within the limits of Municipal Corporation and Municipality will also not open

Shops will not open in hotspot areas

According to the information given late night by the ministry, from now on, non-essential goods shops will also be opened across the country. However, shops will not open in Corona virus hotspot areas and containment zones. Areas that have more than 20 cases of corona virus or have high infection rates are declared hotspots.

The statement issued by the Union Home Ministry said that the orders are being given under the Disaster Management Act in accordance with the Central Government’s notification of April 15, which permits the opening of registered shops except malls and shopping complexes.

Earlier, from April 20, the government allowed work in these areas

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