Guwahati: No one will get any goods from a shop without a mask in the capital city of Guwahati from now onwards. In a bid to arrest the spread of Covid19 virus in the city, the Kamrup (metro) district administration on Tuesday asked the shopkeepers in the city to opt for ‘no mask no sales’ policy mandatorily.
The decision was taken after the district administration, Gauhati Municipal Corporation (GMC) and the officials of metro district’s bazaar committees.
The district administration has made it mandatory for all shopkeepers to put sanitizers available for their customers and all staffs of the shops were asked to wear masks.
“All shops need to put up a banner saying ‘no mask-no sales’ mandatorily in the city area. Failing to adhere to the covid protocols in the shops, district administration task force may sealed the shops and trade license may be cancelled,” said an official statement from Kamrup (metro) district administration.
GMC authority has also asked the bazaar committees to restrict temporary shops on by lanes and in front of other shops.
Meanwhile, two areas in Pandu BBC colony were declared as containment zones after some 10 persons from two families were tested Covid positive. On Monday, the city recorded 217 positive cases.
Though the state disaster management authority was supposed to issue fresh directives on Tuesday, it was not issued till filing of this report. Currently, curfew in the city starts from 5 pm to 5 am.