India has decided to reopen all the shops, malls, worship facilities, food courts, and workplaces from 8 June in order to revive its economy as it eases the restrictive measures imposed following the lockdown nationwide.
This will happen in a way if people follow the issued guidelines to ensure the safety from coronavirus. Otherwise, it will not work at all.
The guidelines are inclusive of staggered working hours with no edible services that will be allowed at worship places. In addition, air conditioning will be set on 24-30 degrees centigrade.
The health ministry has ordered the authorities that hand sanitizers must be installed at the entrances in order to ensure community compliance with safety measures.
For the holy places, strict guidelines have been issued, under which, distribution of edible offerings, mass gathering, a sprinkling of holy water, touching of holy books, and idols are strictly unallowed.
In addition, pregnant women and old-age people have been asked to stay home in order to curb the virus.
Moreover, the ministry stated, pre-recorded religious songs and poems will be played despite having live music with musicians and singers present at the holy place as the gathering is prohibited.
Under SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) restaurant management is not allowed to hand over the parcels to the customers directly, with an allowance of only 50% of the seating capacity to be filled. Take away is encouraged, take away staff and chefs are to be screened thermally to prevent people from exposing the virus.
Offices will be asked to avoid gathering in and out of the workplace. The number of people in door-lifts will be limited. Cafeterias and shops will be bound to pursue restrictive measures especially maintaining social distancing.
Malls have been asked to close large gathering units within malls, such as cinema halls, gaming zones, play areas, etc.