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Government allows shops to reopen with certain conditions

As per government notification by Home Ministry allowing opening of neighbourhood and stand alone shops, including those located in residential complexes within municipal areas, but at a 50 per cent strength and after taking necessary precautions like 50% strength of workers, wearing of masks & observing Social Distancing norms.

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Relaxations not applicable in Hotspots/containment zones in individual states.

However, shops in market places, multi-brand and single brand malls located in municipality areas shall continue to remain closed till May 3.

Amending then sub-clause 1(x) of MHA guidelines, which bars shopping complexes from opening during lockdown.

A month after Indiawide lockdown, the Centre has allowed all neighbourhood shops in the residential areas to open.