Shops in Mohali can remain open till 8 pm, shops dealing in essential commodities are exempted

Mohali : In view of ever increasing COVID-19 cases in the district, Mrs. Isha Kalia, District Magistrate, has imposed additional restrictions on Monday.
It was said in the orders that additional restrictions were necessary as it has been observed that the positivity rate has increased to the district.
Now, as per the additional restrictions, Non-essential shops shall remain open till 8.00 PM only. However, all shops and vehicles/persons dealing in essential commodities such as food, medicines, milk and milk products, poultry etc. shall be exempted. Further, there shall be no restriction on movement of raw materials, finished goods, personnel etc related to manufacturing of pharmaceutical drugs, including vaccines and medical devices, diagnostic testing kits etc.
All other conditions of my earlier orders will remain the same.
Any violations shall invite criminal proceedings under the relevant provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and the Indian Penal Code, 1860.

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