Hyderabad, June 7 (PTI): Trial of clothing or accessories
has been banned in shopping malls in Telangana, while
religious places would not see any offerings like prasadam or
holy water when all of these open on Monday after almost a
three month gap due to the coronavirus lockdown.
These were among the slew of directions issued in a
Government Order on Sunday, while allowing reopening of
shopping malls, restaurants and religious places from June 8.
These had remained shut since March 24 when the first
phase of the national lockdown came into effect.
Standard Operating Procedures would have to be followed
by managing committees, trusts or societies running religious
institutions, hotels, restaurants and shopping malls and any
failure to compy with them would lead to closure of the
premises and attract penal provisions as per law.
In religious places, no offerings like prasadam or holy
water, among others, would be allowed, while community
kitchens, langars (community kitchen of Sikhs), Annadanam
(sacred offering of food) need tofollow social distancing
norms during preparation and distribution of food.
The government also banned touching of idols, holy books,
mazars (a Muslim shrine or enshrined tomb).
Common prayer mats should be avoided and devotees asked
to bring their own for the purpose, the order said.
Wherever necessary, disposable paper tokens should be
used for management of queues at religious places, it said.
Face masks are mandatory for all people at these places
and air conditioning, wherever installed, should be set at
temperature range of between 24 C to 30 C and relative
humidity range of 40 per centto 7O per cent, the GO said. PTI
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