The grocery section of shopping malls and departmental stores in Kamrup Metropolitan (M) district of Assam are exempted from the lockdown process with effect from March 26th, 2020.
An order issued by the Kamrup (M) Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu stated the grocery section shall solely sell grocery items, and at current market prices.
“Penal action will be initiated if hoarding of items and selling of items in higher price is reported,” as per the government order.
Only five persons will be allowed to enter the shop at a time and the management will have to strictly maintain social distancing.
“The shop owners / management have been asked by authorities to frequently sanitize the mart / shop and maintain hygiene,” the order further added.
The use of plastic has also been prohibited in the grocery section of shopping malls and departmental stores.
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