With Iewduh, the largest traditional market in Meghalaya all set to reopen from Friday, a vaccine drive is underway for the shopkeepers and their staff of the market.
Over 350 shopkeepers of the Iewduh market have turned up for vaccination at the office premises of Syiem of Hima Mylliem.
Informing this Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said, “Vaccination drive is underway at Iewduh along with awareness by doctors to shopkeepers and hawkers on COVID Appropriate Behaviour. More than 350 shopkeepers in line (for vaccination).”
Iewduh will partially reopen for business from Friday. 185 shops and same number of vendors will be allowed to open every day, but on a rotational basis.
Only those shops will be allowed to open, owners of which have taken COVID-19 vaccine.
The Syiem of Mylliem has reportedly made a list of shops that would open each day.
A total of 1222 shops in Iewduh have been listed for reopening.
However, vegetable vendors, wholesalers, meat and fish sellers have not been allowed to reopen business for the time being.
As per reports, shops dealing in essential items would be allowed to open twice a week.
On the other hand, shops dealing in non-essential items would open only once a week.