TNI Bureau: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has allowed opening of Shops selling non-essential goods with conditions. States will ensure the implementation based on local situation and requirements.
Update: Odisha Government has issued a similar order.
Key Highlights of the MHA Order:
? Rural Areas– All Shops (registered with respective States/UTs) selling non-essential goods in Residential and Market Complexes in Non-Municipal areas to remain open. Shopping Malls to remain closed.
? Urban Areas – All shops, including neighbourhood shops and standalone shops, shops in residential complexes (registered with respective States/UTs), within the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities, to remain open. Market Complexes and Malls to remain shut.
? 50% Staff, Wearing Masks and Social Distancing are mandatory.
? Order is not applicable to Shops in Containment Zones.
? Liquor Shops will remain closed.
? There is no order to open Barber Shops & Hair Salons as well as restaurants.