Maharashtra Government issues guidelines for phase-wise opening of shops, private offices

Amar Ashok Jajoo | Jun 4, 2020 18:51

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Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra Government, on Thursday, issued revised guidelines for phase-wise opening of shops and private offices from June 5 and June 8 respectively. While the first phase saw some restrictions being lifted on June 3, second and third phase of Mission Begin Again will see more restrictions being lifted on June 5 and June 8.

Phase II

As part of Mission Begin Again phase II, which begins on June 5, all shops on one side of lane/road will be allowed to be open for full working hours on one day and the shops on the other side will remain open on the next day and so on.

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Phase III

As part of phase III, which begins on June 8, private offices will be able to operate with 10% strength or 10 people, whichever is more while other employees will have to work from home. Employers will have to undertake sensitization programs to educate employees about the precautions to be taken at office and after returning home.

The staff of Educational institutions (Universities/Colleges/Schools) will be work only for purpose of non-teaching purposes including developing e-content, evaluation of answer sheets and declarations of results.

Also, from June 7, printing and distribution (including home deliveries) of newspapers will be allowed. However, the delivery boy will have to necessarily wear mask, use hand sanitiser and maintain social distancing.