Maharashtra government on Monday issued a fresh notification regarding entry of children into shopping malls, which reopened from today under the state’s ‘break-the-chain’ initiative to open activities in a phased manner while mitigating spread of Covid-19.
As per the order, all malls can remain open till 10.00 pm every day. Staff and people visiting the malls must carry their vaccination certificate of both doses and a valid photo identity card. However, a fresh order issued today stated that children below 18 years of age who are not eligible for vaccination, will have to carry a proof of age to enter the malls.
“Since vaccination for the population below l8 years has not yet started, all children below 18 years of age need to show documents for their age proof at entry points of malls,” the order said. The Maharashtra government’s new coronavirus protocols came into effect from 15 August as the state further eased restrictions it had put in place in May due to the second wave of Covid-19.
The Mumbai local train services are now available to those fully vaccinated against Covid-19 from Sunday onwards, announced Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that the Covid-19 vaccination certificates would have to be checked before allowing people entry into malls.
“There should be guards at malls. It is the responsibility of the mall owner. Guards need to check the certificates of visitors,” he said.