Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Giving relaxation in the category of Commercial and private establishments, MHA has issued an Orderto 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. These list of Shops are added to guidelines issued by MHA on April 15, 2020

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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