Amidst rising COVID-19 cases in the country, the Gurugram district administration has directed all shops to close by 6 pm everyday. The new order issued by the Gurugram District Magistrate includes shopping malls, plazas and community markets.
However, the order excludes those shops which come in the "essential categories". As per the order, pharmaceutical and grocery shops have been exempted, while restaurants can only operate for home delivery.
The latest order was issued after Gurugram recorded the highest one-day spike of 4,319 COVID-19 cases on Friday.
The Haryana government had on Thursday announced several restrictions to control the spread, including the closure of shops by 6 pm and a ban on all non-essential gatherings.