Changes In Lockdown Relaxation

Guwahati: The Chief Secretary of Assam, Kumar Sanjay Krishna on Saturday issued a notification stating that grocery shops would be allowed to operate from 11 am to 4 pm only on Monday and Wednesday.

However, the Chief Secretary issued another order the following day which was a partial modification of the previous one. The order stated that all standalone grocery shops would be allowed to operate between 11 am to 4 pm from Monday to Friday.

Meanwhile, there was no modification in the order regarding the house-to-house sale of fruits, vegetables etc. The house-to-house sale of these items would be allowed between 8 am and 2 pm only on Monday and Wednesday.

Another change that has been added in his order issued on Sunday is that the wholesalers of grocery items are allowed to replenish stocks of retailers on Sunday and Tuesday between 12 noon and 6 pm. All these activities are allowed between July 5 and 12.

Mr. Krishna also instructed that no roadside vending of any fruit, vegetable, fish, etc would be allowed.

All other instructions of the previous order would remain in force.

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