Coronavirus | Eat, pray, and shop: Unlocking the new normal


Temples, mosques, churches and gurudwaras opened their doors for the devotees after more than two months. Malls and markets too welcomed guests. Restaurants allowed dine-in, with riders.

In the next phase of Unlock 1.0, many States allowed restaurants, markets and places of worship to open. Wearing masks, maintaining social distancing, and usage of sanitisers are now mandatory.

A few States, including Jharkhand, Odisha and Maharashtra, appeared to tread cautiously and did not allow all places of worship, shopping malls and restaurants to restart.

Assam and Bihar also saw places of worship, shopping malls and restaurants across the State getting reopened. Jharkhand, however, said places of worship and shopping malls will continue to remain closed in the State.

Religious places opened in parts of Uttar Pradesh as well, but few devotees were seen turning up to offer prayers with the authorities restricting the number of people paying obeisance to five at a time at a place of worship.

(With PTI inputs)

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