UP govt relaxes some industrial, economic activities; Allows offices to work with 50% staff strength

In Uttar Pradesh, the government is giving relaxation in some industrial and economic activities. The government has decided to permit offices to work with 50 percent employees, an increase from the earlier limit of 33 percent workers. People have been instructed to work with proper social distancing and according lock down directives. Meanwhile Lucknow administration has decided to open shopping complexes after Eid from 26th of this month but Malls will remain closed.

AIR correspondent reports that Lucknow administration has announced that centrally air-conditioned shopping complexes in the city can function without operating the air conditioners. The district Magistrate Abhishek Prakash in a order has said that shopping complexes in the containment and buffer zones, will continue to remain closed.

Shopping complexes where shops are opening should ensure that only one-third shops are open, and that social distancing is strictly adhered to.

The shops will be permitted to open on decided days from 7 AM to 7 PM. Entry to persons above the age of 65 years, children below 10 years and pregnant women should not be allowed in shopping places. There should be thermal scanners and sanitisers at the entrance of every shopping complex. Staff of every shop which is open must wear gloves and masks, and details of every visitor should be noted down. After six days of opening the complexes, the whole shopping premises will have to be sensitive under the striction of Nagar Nigam.

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