Shops In Ganjam To Follow 5-Point Charter, Collector Orders

Berhampur: All shops in the Ganjam district have been strictly ordered to follow a 5-point regulation by the Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange.

He said that there has been active surveillance in the district and the administration is trying to control the situation with timely detection of COVID-19 cases. However, to further control the spread, a 5-point charter has been issued for shopkeepers.

  1. Double barricades in front of shops so that there is sufficient distance between customer and shopkeeper
  2. ‘No mask, No goods’ board to be put outside the shop and the rule to be strictly followed
  3. Create circles for customers to ensure social distancing of at least 2 metres
  4. Ensure sanitizer is present at the shop including a handwashing station
  5. Contact diary for all customers for easy contact tracing

Strict action will be taken against the shopkeepers who fail to follow this rule. Kulange added that fine, FIR against the shopkeeper and even closure of shops for a month may also be imposed. He also urged all general public to wear a face mask and carry a sanitizer while going out.

The Collector requested people to not congregate for playing cards, cricket or any other public activity. He asked the police force to keep an eye on such congregations and disperse crowds.

Vijay Amruta Kulange, Collector, Ganjam