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.