Shops to open from 7a.m.-4 p.m. in Kma

DIMAPUR, JUN 18 (NPN) | Publish Date: 6/18/2020 1:42:02 PM IST

Shops and commercial establishments in Kohima, except for some few, have now been allowed to open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Monday to Saturday) with immediate effect.

Informing this in a statement, deputy commissioner Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie said the decision was made after consultations with members of the District Task Force, Kohima Chamber of Commerce & Industries (KCCI) KCCI and Kohima Municipal Council (KMC). However, the following establishments have been restricted to open till further orders-- all shops selling second-hand items, all barber shops and salons, all tea stalls and hotels.

Further, restaurants and fast food stalls will be allowed for takeaway/deliveries only and no customer shall be allowed inside.

Shops selling fish, chickens and fowls, pork, beef, mutton etc. shall not be allowed to open in the main markets. All such shops are advised to operate inside the colonies.

Shops located at the markets mentioned below: BOC- T. Khel Market, Mao Market; Town-Max Bazaar (New NST area), Blue Market (New NST area), Razou Point Market; High School- Peraciezie Market.

It also stated that shops at the road levels may be allowed open subject to maintenance of all safety protocols and strict supervision by KMC & KCCI.

Dos and Don’ts:

1. Multi-brand & single brand stores shall use all precautionary measures like masks, sanitizers, thermal screening, safety kits etc. They shall entertain only minimum number of customers at a time.

2. Public are advised to have a pre-planned/prepared list of shopping in advance to avoid crowding during marketing.

3. Proper social distancing should be maintained at all times.

4. Shopkeepers shall mandatorily keep hand sanitizer/hand wash in all shops/complexes.

5. Customers without masks should not be entertained by shopkeepers.

6. Shopkeepers shall mandatorily wear masks/gloves to serve the customer.

7. All shopkeepers should compulsorily maintain limited entry of customers in their respective shops as per the size of the shop for social distancing, at all times.

8. KMC & KCCI shall ensure that proper and visible board displaying all the rules and norms must be kept in every shop/complex/malls.

9. The use of masks in public places is mandatory. Defaulters shall be strictly punished as per law.

10. Any shop/commercial establishment not strictly following orders shall be penalized and the concerned shop/commercial establishment shall be closed.


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