Saturday, June 19, 2021

Karnataka lockdown order modified: Grocery shops permitted to open till 12pm

Bengaluru: Karnataka modified its lockdown order Saturday to allow Hopcoms, milk booths, and sale of fruits and vegetables on pushcarts from 6 am to 6 pm.

The government also allowed APMCs and grocery shops to be open from 6 am to 12 pm. Earlier, these activities were allowed only from 6 am to 10 am. The new order comes in the wake of concerns that people were stepping out in large numbers between 6 am and 10 am.

Further, the government has prohibited all types of fairs ( santhe ) “to prevent crowding”, Principal Secretary (Revenue) and member-secretary of the executive committee of the state disaster management authority N Manjunatha Prasad said in his order.

According to the order, pushcarts selling fruits and vegetables must not overcharge and stick to the market price of the commodities while following Covid-19 protocols.

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