In view of the increasing cases of corona, various district administrations including Shimla in Himachal Pradesh have fixed the time to open shops. Shops in Shimla district will now remain open from 10 am to 7 pm. DC Aditya Negi has issued a notification regarding this. The DC said that the timing of opening of shops in the district has been fixed from 10 am to 7 pm. Dhabas will remain open till 10 pm, while Dhabas located on the National Highway will remain open from 10 am to 11 pm. There will be no restriction on drug shops. Motor mechanic and tire repair shops will also remain open till 11 pm. All educational institutions will remain closed till January 26. Nursing and medical colleges will remain open in compliance with the Kovid Standard Operations. A system of 5 days attendance has been implemented in all government offices, public sector undertakings, local bodies and institutions.
50 percent employees will be present sequentially in the office. There will be a complete ban on langar, dham, collective kitchen in religious places and other areas. For sports, educational, entertainment and cultural and political activities, the presence of up to 100 people will be allowed in indoor with 50 percent capacity, 50 percent capacity in outdoor or maximum 300 people will be allowed to gather. He said that it would be mandatory to take prior permission in this regard from the local administration. He appealed to the people to wear masks, maintain social distance and sanitize hands as per the special standard operations in view of the third wave of COVID 19.