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Deputy Commissioner Leh issues fresh guidelines for further unlocking

Last Updated on June 20, 2021 at 12:40 pm

Deputy Commissioner Leh, Shrikant Suse, has notified new Covid-19 SOPs/guidelines applicable from June 21 to 28, with the intention of gradual unlocking of restrictions in the district.

The District Administration Leh has further amended the previous roster prepared regarding commercial activities. Groceries/ general stores, fruits/ vegetable/ milk products, meat/ chicken shops, nanwai and bakeries would be allowed to open on all days of the week from 07:00 AM to 05:00 PM. Hardware shops and stores dealing with construction materials and vehicles needed for their transportation would also be allowed to open on all days from 05:00 AM to 01:00 PM.

Commercial establishments such as readymade garments/shoe, tailoring, home furnishing, workshop/ service, tyre stations, spare part repair, automobile shops, travel and tour/ ticket booking agencies, mobile repair, electronic appliances, IT and computer shops, dish TV, recharge shops/kiosks, printing press, photostat, stationeries/book/sports/gift shops, cosmetic, souvenir/art shops and jewellery/goldsmiths would be allowed to open on all days from 01:00 PM till 08:00 PM.

As per the new SOPs/ guidelines, the District Administration would allow barbershops/ beauty parlours/ salons and wine shops to open on all days, from 07:00 AM to 08:00 PM. Restaurants and bars would be allowed to operate with 50% seating capacity on all days from 07:00 AM to 09:00 PM. Hotels should encourage room services and operate their dine-in facilities with a 50% seating capacity.

The movement of vehicles would be allowed on all the days with 50% seating capacity. E-commerce services are allowed to operate on all days from 07:00 AM to 08:00 PM. The developmental activities and construction works would be allowed with minimal movement of labourers and workers. Similarly, private offices would be allowed to open with strict observance of Covid Appropriate Behaviour. The night curfew in the district for non-essential services would remain in force on all days between 10:00 PM to 05:00 AM.

The relaxations under the new SOPs would not be applicable in areas notified as containment zones.