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Govt clarifies on more exemptions after May 3

By The Assam Tribune
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NEW DELHI, May 2 - Barber shops and salons located in green and orange zones will be allowed to open from Monday besides sale of non-essential items by e-commerce platforms during the third phase of the lockdown which will be in force till May 17.

Sale of liquor will be allowed with certain conditions in all zones � green, orange and red � barring containment areas.

These exemptions were given by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday, while extending the lockdown for two more weeks.

There are no restrictions on sale of non-essential items by e-commerce platforms in green and orange zones, a Home Ministry spokesperson clarified on Saturday, adding that barber shops and salons are also allowed to open in these areas.

In red zones, the e-commerce companies are allowed to sell only essential commodities.

Barber shops and salons are not allowed to open in red zones as these are services not goods. Liquor sale is allowed in all zones if it is a standalone shop and not located in markets or malls.

In liquor shops, customers will have to maintain minimum six feet distance from each other, and also ensure that not more than five persons are present at one time at the shop.

These exemptions will be effective from May 4 when the third phase of the lockdown will begin.

On allowing domestic helps to work in red zones, a home ministry official said resident welfare associations should take a call regarding allowing the movement of outsiders. But health protocols will have to be maintained by domestic helps as well as employers, and the responsibility lies with the person who employs maids in case of any mishap. � PTI

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Govt clarifies on more exemptions after May 3

NEW DELHI, May 2 - Barber shops and salons located in green and orange zones will be allowed to open from Monday besides sale of non-essential items by e-commerce platforms during the third phase of the lockdown which will be in force till May 17.

Sale of liquor will be allowed with certain conditions in all zones � green, orange and red � barring containment areas.

These exemptions were given by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday, while extending the lockdown for two more weeks.

There are no restrictions on sale of non-essential items by e-commerce platforms in green and orange zones, a Home Ministry spokesperson clarified on Saturday, adding that barber shops and salons are also allowed to open in these areas.

In red zones, the e-commerce companies are allowed to sell only essential commodities.

Barber shops and salons are not allowed to open in red zones as these are services not goods. Liquor sale is allowed in all zones if it is a standalone shop and not located in markets or malls.

In liquor shops, customers will have to maintain minimum six feet distance from each other, and also ensure that not more than five persons are present at one time at the shop.

These exemptions will be effective from May 4 when the third phase of the lockdown will begin.

On allowing domestic helps to work in red zones, a home ministry official said resident welfare associations should take a call regarding allowing the movement of outsiders. But health protocols will have to be maintained by domestic helps as well as employers, and the responsibility lies with the person who employs maids in case of any mishap. � PTI

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