The central government has given new exemptions. The home ministry has given permission to open all kinds of shops from Saturday, giving a big relief to the lakhs of shop owners and common people amid the ongoing lockdown from last one month. This includes essential and non-essential goods shops. Those working in these shops must follow the guidelines issued for the lockdown. But shopping malls and market complexes have not been allowed to open.
This order of the Ministry of Home Affairs has come at a time when Ramadan, the holy month of the religion of Islam, is starting from Saturday. After midnight on Friday, the Union Home Ministry amended its order issued on April 15, saying that during the lockdown, all the states and union territories of the country registered under the Shops and Establishment Act and the residential areas present in the municipal and municipal areas.
The government new exemptions will allow to open single shops as well as shops in the premises and adjacent neighborhoods (street neighborhood).
It has also been clarified in the order that only 50 percent of the employees will work in these shops. They have to wear masks and maintain lockdown conditions while maintaining social distance.
However, Home Ministry has imposed some conditions
1-All shops should be registered under the Establishment Act of the respective State / Union Territories.
2- Only half the staff will be able to work in the shops.
3- It will be mandatory for staff to wear the mask.
4. The shopkeeper and the customer must also take measures like social distance.