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DC Mokokchung issues new regulations for markets

By Imrongkumba Aier Updated: Jun 04, 2021 12:27 am

Our Correspondent
Mokokchung, June 3 (EMN):
The deputy commissioner of Mokokchung, Limawabang Jamir, has issued new regulations for markets to be strictly enforced with immediate effect from June 4 to the 11th in Mokokchung.

Under the new regulation, only vegetable, fish/meat vendors, bakeries/ grocery stores, hardware, electrical and electronic shops and shops that sell animal feeds, petrol pumps/fuel depots would be allowed to open.

The order also stated that shops would be allowed to open from 6 am to 2 pm, while all customers are asked to ensure Covid-19 appropriate behaviour. The public are further advised to shop for their essential needs from within their colony only.

Pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes and other health clinics would be allowed to open 24/7, while hotels for lodging would be allowed to open with minimum staff. Restaurants would remain closed for in-house dining but permitted to cater through home delivery services.

Food delivery, groceries delivery, and other e-commerce service providers are also exempted from the purview of the order.

The order also stated that the decision to enforce the market regulation was resolved during a meeting of the district task force on Covid-19 on June 3.  It also warned that any person/group of persons acting in violation of the order would be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under section 188 and 177 of the Indian Penal Code and relevant provision of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, which would amount to punishment with imprisonment upto 2 years or fine or with both.

By Imrongkumba Aier Updated: Jun 04, 2021 12:27:36 am