Sellers in markets, malls, required to wear masks, face shields and gloves in ‘new normal’: Trade Ministry

October 19, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe Trade Ministry has issued a circular requiring, sellers at traditional markets, retail stores and shopping malls to wear masks, face shields, and gloves while conducting their activities in the upcoming “new normal”. The circular, which was issued on May 28, also requires buyers to wear masks.The circular further stipulates that both sellers and buyers must be screened for COVID-19 before being allowed to enter public areas.  Anyone with a body temperature above 37.3 degrees Celsius and exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, such as shortness of breath and coughing, will be asked to leave the area to avoid any possible COVID-19 transmission. Read also: Indonesian designers, brands make chic face masks for the fashion-forwardsIn addition, sellers and buyers must maintain a physical distance of at least 1.5 meters from each other.The circular also states that the new regulations will be enforced by “a joint team, comprising regional administration officials and association members.””Every violation [of the new rules] will be firmly addressed and may be sanctioned according to prevailing laws,” the circular said, without elaborating. The protocols in the circular will also be applicable to restaurants and other recreation venues, such as zoos, museums and art galleries.The Trade Ministry circular is the latest in a series of guidelines issued by the government in preparation for the new normal. Last week, the Religious Affairs Ministry issued a similar circular containing guidelines for the reopening of houses of worship. Earlier in May, Health Minister Terawan also issued a ministerial decree containing new health protocols for the reopening of workplaces.Topics :last_img read more

Khelo India University Games good for talent at grassroots: Anjum Moudgil

September 20, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgNew Delhi (IANS) World Championships silver medallist Anjum Moudgil, who is currently looking to book a place in the Indian shooting contingent for the Tokyo Olympics, expressed that the Khelo India University Games will be a great platform for the upcoming athletes. After successfully organizing the Khelo India Youth Games, the Indian government has decided to conduct a competition for the university-level athletes in Bhubaneswar from February 22 to March 1, 2020.“It’s really good that the Indian government is conducting a Khelo India tournament for another age category. I am really happy with the way the Khelo India Games are organized in India. It’s a really big tournament. I am looking forward to the University Games, I think it’ll be a very good platform for all upcoming athletes,” said the 26-year-old.When asked about the expectations from the Indian shooting team at the Tokyo Olympics, the 26-year-old said that she is hoping for a good performance by the entire contingent at the quadrennial event.“Our shooting team is the best in the world. I am really happy that I am part of this team. This team is really good at the world level. My teammates are breaking records and winning medals. I am sure the results in the upcoming tournaments will be really good. I am expecting a good performance by the entire shooting contingent at the Olympics,” said Moudgil.India has seen a host of young shooters to make their mark on the world stage since the last Olympics in 2016. Moudgil expressed that she is very happy to see how the youngsters have capitalized on the availability of facilities and good coaches in India. IANSAlso Read: Aizawl FC, Churchill Brothers FC share spoils in thrilling drawAlso Watch: Watch | First Reaction of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Union Budget 2020last_img read more