MHA issues clarification on its reopening of shops order

Last Modified Saturday, 25 April 2020 (18:16 IST)
New Delhi: Soon after the order allowing reopening of shops in non-containment zones on Friday late night, the (MHA) on Saturday
issued clarification on the amendments made to the consolidated revised guidelines on lockdown measures on April 24. 
All shops in rural areas, except those in shopping malls, have been allowed to resume operations whereas in urban areas, all standalone shops, neighbourhood shops  and shops in residential complexes are allowed. However, it is not applicable to shops in markets and market complexes and shopping malls, the communication added.
 
It has also been clarified that sale by e-commerce companies will continue to be permitted for essential goods only.The Home Ministry also  highlighted  that sale of liquor and other items continues to be prohibited as specified in the National Directives for management.(UNI)