Shimla, May 9
All public and private transport in the district will remain suspended except for essential services while the shops selling essential daily need commodities will remain open from 10 am to 1 pm from tomorrow onwards.
The order in this regard was issued by Deputy Commissioner Aditya Negi today. As per the order till May 16 all private and public transport will remain suspended except those who have been permitted for providing essential services. Movement of private vehicles will be permitted only for medical exigencies, vaccination, Covid testing and delivery of essential medical and emergency services.
Only shops selling ration and daily need items like groceries, dairy products, vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, fodder, seeds, optical; shops, fertilizers, pesticides and mechanic shops will be allowed to remain open for three hours, from 10 am to 1 pm. The shopkeepers have been directed to adhere to SOPs strictly and display opening and closing timings of the shop for the convenience of the general public.
The pharmacies and medical shops can, however, remain open as per their usual timings. The shops dealing in construction material shall remain closed even though government and private construction work can be undertaken during the curfew period.
The concerned Sub Divisional Magistrates (SDM) and local police has been directed to ensure strict adherence of the order to ensure that there is no crowding or violation of the Covid guidelines. — TNS