Dimapur: Shops to open from Aug 17

DIMAPUR, AUGUST 13 (MExN): The Dimapur Deputy Commissioner issued an order on August 13 permitting the reopening of most shops and business establishments in Dimapur beginning August 17. 

The DC informed that all shops dealing in essential commodities in Dimapur district will be open from Monday to Saturday. The shops shall remain open only from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

Meanwhile all shops dealing in non- essential commodities/items will be open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and will remain open only from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The shops dealing in non- essential commodities/items will remain closed on Wednesdays. 

However, all shops in New Market, Hong Kong Market, Hazi Park, Millenium market and vegetable market in Purana Bazar shall remain closed. All weekly bazaars are also to remain closed. 

Salons, parlours, barber shops and dine-in restaurants/eateries shall continue to remain closed. However, home deliveries from dine-in restaurants, food outlets and delivery of online order of essential commodities shall be permitted. 

Wholesale markets will remain open from 5:00 am to 10:00 am while pharmacies will remain open as per normal business hours and there is no restriction. Vegetable vendors will be allowed to sell vegetables in the colonies/villages only and not in the daily markets. Hawkers/vendors along supermarket footpath will be prohibited. 

The proprietors of the shops and establishments which are allowed to open have been directed to keep hand sanitizer or providing facilities for hand washing with soap and water for the public as well as for their own staff workers. They should also get the door handles, surfaces and other objects which are frequently touched by people to be regularly cleaned and disinfected. 

The DC meanwhile asked the public to come out only for essential necessities and mandatorily use hand sanitizers, masks and avoid crowding at shops/establishments. There is enough stock of all the essential/non- essential commodities available, so the public are advised to refrain from overcrowding the markets, the DC stated. 

It was added that as specified in the lock down measures, National COVID-19 directive and standard operating procedure protocol for social distancing must be ensured.