Lockdown: Shops to open in both urban, rural areas with restrictions

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SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir Government today in an order said shops will be allowed to open in the Union Territory with the condition of ensuring physical distancing and local arrangements of timing.

An order, issued in this connection, reads, “Shops and establishments in single-brand and multi-brand Malls will remain closed in rural areas.”

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The order copy reads, “In Urban areas, the Government has ordered opening of all standalone shops, neighbourhood shops, shops in residential complexes except eateries with sit-in facilities.”

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“In Urban areas also, cinema halls, Malls, restaurants, parlours, saloons, gymnasiums, sports complexes, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places will remain closed,” the order copy reads.

The order has been issued by Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam.

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