Unlock Delhi: DDMA has issued SOP-weekly markets, only these people will have to keep these things in mind

Unlock Delhi: DDMA has issued SOP-weekly markets, only these people will have to keep these things in mind

National Desk: The Delhi government on Sunday said that weekly markets located outside containment zones will be allowed to open between 4 pm and 10 pm for a week. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), which issued the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for weekly markets, said that only those customers who do not have any symptoms of the disease will be allowed in weekly markets.

According to the SOP, pregnant women, children below the age of 10 years, elderly people above 65 years of age and those already suffering from any serious illness have been advised to stay at home. It has been said that weekly markets will remain closed in the Containment Zone. Only weekly markets located outside the Containment Zone will be allowed to open from 4 pm to 10 pm under the order of DDMA. According to the SOP, there should be a physical distance of at least six feet between the stall owners and the customers and they should wear masks and use sanitizers. Along with this, there will be a strict ban on spitting and there is a ban on the gathering of people in large numbers.

The DDMA order states that mixing of two stalls will not be allowed. Not more than two people will be allowed to run a stall. It said that there should be a distance of at least six feet between two stalls and there should not be more than two customers at a time. DDMA said that the respective Regional Deputy Commissioners of the respective local authorities will select the weekly markets for each day that will be opened and it should be ensured that only such weekly markets are opened where this SOP can be implemented in letter and spirit.


113 people died in Maharashtra due to monsoon havoc, Uddhav Thackeray visited Chiplun

113 people died in Maharashtra due to monsoon havoc, Uddhav Thackeray visited Chiplun

National Desk: The death toll in parts of Maharashtra rose to 113 on Sunday with 100 people missing after one more person died in the last 24 hours due to floods, landslides and other rain-related incidents. The state government gave this information. The government said in a statement that 50 people were also injured in these incidents. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday visited the severe flood-hit Chiplun in Ratnagiri district of Konkan region. A group of locals stopped the Chief Minister's convoy and told him about the problems being caused by the ravages of rain in the area.

The Chief Minister interacted with the residents, traders and shopkeepers and promised all possible help from the state government to restore normalcy in the area. Thackeray said he would need "central assistance for long-term relief work". He said he would visit western Maharashtra on Monday and a comprehensive data on the extent of damage would be prepared.