Big shops/brands/market places will remain shut. As for the liquor shops, the MHA has clarified that alcohol comes under a separate clause and not under the shops and establishment act.

The order  clarifies that it is not applicable to shopping complexes and malls but only to local shops registered with the municipal corporation as stated under the order “In Sub-clause 1 (x), the term ‘shopping complexes’ is replaced with ‘market complexes within the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities,”

The order does not allow shops in areas identified as containment zones or hot spots to open for business.

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The order is in continuation of the Ministry of Home Affairs’ order number 40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated April 15, 2020.