GUWAHATI: Assam chief secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna has issued a revised order allowing all the stand-alone grocery shops in Guwahati to remain open between 11 AM to 4 PM from Monday to Friday (6 July-10 July) during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The order which is applicable to all the areas under Kamrup (Metropolitan) district states the following points:
- All stand-alone Grocery shops are allowed to operate between 11 AM and 4 PM from Monday to Friday (6th July, 2020 to 10th July, 2020). Shopkeepers and customers shall have to wear masks, hand gloves and maintain social distancing. Responsibility of maintenance of social distancing will be on the shop owner and failure to do so will be viewed very seriously and may entail summery closure of defaulting shops. Maintenance of price line and prevention of artificial shortage will be the responsibility of shop keepersand Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department.
- Whole sellers of grocery items are allowed to replenish stocks of retailers on Sunday (5th July, 2020) and Tuesday (7th July, 2020) between 12-00 Noon and 6 PM.
- House to house sale of fruits and vegetables etc. shall be allowed between 8 AM and 2 PM on Monday and Wednesday (6th & 8th July, 2020).
4. No roadside vending of any fruit, vegetable, fish etc. will be allowed.