Shillong, July 31: The Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills District, Shillong in an order issued on Friday has informed that wholesale shops both essential and non essential, operating from fixed premises in areas falling under Jeep Stand, Garikhana, Paltan Bazaar and areas from Anjalee Point to Mawlonghat of Shillong Urban agglomeration will also open with effect from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,
However, on every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, they will open exclusively only for door step delivery to their retailers, till further orders.
This order was issued in partial modification to the order issued recently by the Deputy Commissioner, whereby wholesale shops both essential and non essential, operating from fixed premises in areas falling under Jeep Stand, Garikhana, Paltan Bazaar are allowed to operate.
According to the Deputy Commissioner, the Magistrates in charge and district police will regulate the operation of these wholesale traders and to ensure due compliance to the advisories of Government in the Health and Family Welfare Department with special and strict reference to social distancing concerning the Covid-19 situation.
In addition, the Deputy Commissioner requested the public to strictly maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet, not to overcrowd in one area, shop and not to spit in public places and cooperate with management made by the district administration and district police.
The Deputy Commissioner also said that shopkeepers and customers should wear mask, adding that this is mandatory and non compliance will entail action of closure of the shops concerned. (MIPR)