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Rajasthan: Lockdown relaxed in modified lockdown guidelines

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April 25, 2020, 11:55 pm

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Jaipurites buying vegetables.

Jaipur: The Rajasthan government further relaxed the restrictions on commercial activities in the state as the daily count of COVID-19 cases is slowly coming down. Certain types of shops will be allowed to be operational. The decision to relax the restrictions was taken in the wake of the union government’s modified lockdown guidelines issued on Saturday.

The shops registered under the Shops and Establishment Acts can now be operational. However, these shops located in places identified as COVID-19 hotspots, containment areas, clusters will not be allowed to open.

Hair salons, barber shops, beauty parlours, restaurants and liquor shops will continue to remain closed. Malls and shopping complexes will also not be allowed to do business. The home department said that the relaxation is subject to the condition that the people would follow social distancing and other guidelines. The businesses providing services will not be allowed to open.

Electrical and hardware shops, book shops, and prepaid mobile recharge shops can now do business, but the administration has directed the book shop owners to arrange for home delivery of books to prevent gathering of a large number of students. The administration will issue permits to book shops for home delivery.

Similarly, nationhood shops in residential colonies will be allowed as long as they are not located in shopping complexes, malls or markets. In residential complexes, the shop owners have been asked to employ only 50% of their workers. Shops in multi brand or single brand malls will now be allowed to open. Agriculture, horticulture and allied activities will be allowed. Care givers and bedside attendants for elderly people will be allowed.

First published: April 25, 2020