Srinagar District Administration Issues Lockdown Relaxation Guidelines

Srinagar District Administration lockdown relaxation guidelines

As the Lockdown 5 is going to be enforced from today, the Srinagar district administration has geared up for the same with some relaxations and issued some guidelines in this regard.

The district administration Srinagar has decided to give some relaxations amid the current COVID-19 lockdown. The relaxations are exclusively meant for business-related activities in the district and will be valid till June 8 or as may be revised by concerned authorities.

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The various services that have been temporarily allowed in district Srinagar are as follows :

E-Commerce and courier services to be allowed to operate in the district besides allowing ITES companies to operate with 33 per cent staff.

The industry with specific permissions for units. However, it shall be mandatory for the allowed businesses to follow protocols of safety, hygiene and social distancing.

Handloom and handicraft centres and units shall be allowed to operate as per the proposal of departments.

Agriculture, Horticulture and allied farm activities have also been permitted to operate.
Choudhary said that 30 per cent essential grocery stores, vegetable and fruit shops shall be allowed to operate as per the pre-devised roster by market associations in consultation with zonal committees from 11 am till 5 pm except for Red/Containment Zones.

Rural development and panchayat works will be carried out as per the standard operating procedure, he said.

He also asked to maintain proper hygiene at the grocery stores.

Machine repair workshops will be allowed to operate with a maximum of 5 workers permissible limit.

Diagnostic labs will also be allowed to reopen with permitted staff strength, he said.

As for wedding ceremonies, around 30 members will be allowed to assemble, but the mandatory precautions on social distancing will have to be followed and only after proper permission from the district administration in this regard.

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