Protocol for shops, vehicle movement in NGH  

TURA: The North Garo Hills District Administration has extended the timing for opening of grocery and other permitted shops including wine stores from 8 Am to 4 Pm on all days of the week except Sunday.

However, a general protocol issued under Section 144 CrPC for all shops makes it mandatory for them to maintain 2 metres distance from each other, use masks both by shopkeepers and customers, arrange water and hand wash in front of shops, restrict entry of not more than five persons inside shops at one time, frequently sanitize entire shop especially, points that come into contact with people like door knobs and handles.

The protocol also makes it mandatory for shops to ensure that customers first use hand sanitizers before handling items that need to be checked and in the case of optical stores, frames that has been tried on by customers are disinfected before they are placed back.

Warning that failure to comply with the protocol would result in the closure of the shop, the order directed all shopkeepers to sign an undertaking before opening the shops.

Meanwhile, inter-district movement of both private and public vehicles to the extent of 50% has also been allowed on odd/even basis with immediate effect. Odd and even number vehicles will take turns and ply on alternate days beginning with odd on Monday till Saturday except Sunday, when both odd and even (private vehicles only) have been allowed to ply.


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