Grocery Stores, Pharmacies Ordered to Remain Open 24/7 in KP

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government (KP) on Tuesday ordered the continuance of the opening of all grocery stores, pharmacies stores selling essential products in the province.

According to a correspondence from the Relief Rehabilitation and Settlement Department, all other shops will also be closed until April 14. Barbers and beauty salons will continue to be closed.

“The closure shall NOT be applicable to pharmacies, grocery stores, karyana shops, bakeries, atta chakkies, tandoors, milk shops, auto workshops and petrol pumps, chicken and meat shops, fruit & vegetable shops and all kinds of mandis including grain, fruit and vegetable,” read the notification.

Shops selling agriculture products such as seed, fertilizers and pesticides are also excepted from the ban.

Meanwhile, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government announced to reopen educational institutes across the province for five days in a month. A handout put out in this regard said that although educational institutes are allowed to remain open five days, their administration could only allow presence of four officials and five teachers at a time in the institute to ensure practicing social distancing.

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