The government has permitted opening of shopping malls and other business establishments amid lockdown to facilitate sale of garment and other products ahead of the Eid.
The business activities came to a halt for lockdown imposed in the wake of growing corona cases across the country.
Leaders of shop owners’ association had a demand for permission to keep shopping malls and other business establishments open.
They were arguing that the havoc caused by corona would be double if business establishments and shopping malls remain closed.
Considering the demand, the Cabinet Division has issued a notification allowing shopping malls and other business establishments to be run following health regulations and social distance.
However, the permission is applicable for a period from April 9 to 13.
As per the order, the shopping malls and business establishments will be opened at 9am and be closed at 5pm.