Indore to remain under Janta Curfew until May 29 even as cases decline steadily

Essential shops to operate within specific hours in Indore to prevent unnecessary public movement.

The coronavirus infection graph in Indore is plotting continuous downward trends, with dipping fresh tallies every day and to further ensure this trajectory, the district administration has called for an extension of the Janta Curfew till May 29. This move will not only strengthen the healing swing but also curtail any unprecedented hike of infection. Earlier, the curfew was to terminate in Indore on May 16.

Time slots for essential services in Indore

An order issued by the Indore District Collector extended the norms of Janta Curfew to stretch up to May 29, to check the active growth and spread of coronavirus. However, certain restrictions were also eased for the benefit of the public, with respect to the supply of essential services. Specific time slots have been authorised for retail essential shops to prevent unnecessary public movement throughout the day.

Kirana and grocery stores across the district will operate only from 6 AM to 12 noon, from Monday to Friday. The public needs to ensure that they are following all pandemic appropriate behaviours. The Collector has directed ward management groups to encourage maximum home delivery from these shops to prevent overcrowding in the restricted hours. Similarly, the sale of fruits and vegetables will be permitted to operate from Monday to Friday, until 12 noon each day.

Dairies will allowed to open from 6 AM to 10 AM in the morning and 5 PM to 7 PM in the evening, every day. All other medical provisions, pharmacies and other emergency services have been exempted from these norms, read reports.

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