District commissioner Mukesh Kumar Ahuja has issued instructions to open shops only till 6.30 pm under Section 144 of the IPC in view of the health and safety of citizens of the district due to Covid-19.
“The step is being taken to maintain social distance, keeping in mind the health and safety of people to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Therefore, all the shops will remain open only till 6.30 pm, except for drugstores. Instructions have been given to DCP, SDM and all magistrates to ensure strict compliance of these orders,” he said.
The orders came into force with immediate effect, it was further notified that the violators of these orders will be deemed to be punishable under Section 188 of IPC.
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