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The Jorhat district administration has passed an order on Thursday, allowing all shops to remain open till 8 pm daily in view of Unlock 1.0.

In the order, Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Roshni A Korati said all shops can remain till 8 pm daily except Sundays.

This is a modification of an order, passed earlier on Monday, in which Korati had allowed shops to open for three days a week.

Korati said that the decision was taken after discussion with Jorhat MLA and Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami.

Thursday’s order further stated that social distancing, wearing of masks, following hygiene practices and all other instructions related to COVID-19 pandemic situation will have be strictly followed.

Smita Bhattacharyya

Smita Bhattacharyya is Northeast Now Correspondent in Jorhat. She can be reached at: triptyaddy@gmail.com