government on Saturday relaxed certain
measures in non-containment areas across the state, including permission to do takeaway services at teashops. This will come into effect on May 11.
All private establishments can function with 33% strength between 10.30am and 6pm in Greater Chennai Police limits and 10am and 7pm in the rest of the state.
“District collectors, corporation commissioners and police should check if social distancing norms prescribed by the government are maintained and if the establishments use disinfectant adequately and ensure safety of employees. The establishments should also adhere to standard operating procedures prescribed by the government,” said an official release.
This is in continuation of the lockdown relaxations of the state government based on the cabinet decision on May 2 and subsequently the revised guidelines issued by the Union home ministry.
The release said vegetable shops and grocery stores in the Greater Chennai Police limits and in the rest of the state shall remain open between 6am and 7pm. The standalone and neighbourhood shops shall be opened between 10.30am and 6pm in Greater Chennai Police limit and between 10am and 7pm in the rest of the state.
Takeaway service is allowed at teashops in all non-containment areas between 6am and 7pm. “Social distancing norms will have to be maintained. Also, disinfectant should be sprayed five times a day and cleanliness should be maintained,” the release said.
Customers are not allowed to drink tea at shops. A shop will be sealed immediately if it is found to have flouted the order.
Fuel pumps will be allowed to operate between 6am and 6pm in Greater Chennai Police limit and between 6am and 8pm in the rest of the state. Pumps will function 24 hours on state and national highways.
The other relaxations announced earlier by the state government would continue to remain until further orders, the release said.
“The general public and private establishments are requested to extend full cooperation to the government to contain the spread of
,” the release said.
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