Photos: India to reopen malls, restaurants and places of worship on June 8

The stringent restrictions imposed by the Centre to control the spread of the coronavirus will see further relaxations on June 8. Shopping malls, restaurants and religious places will reopen tomorrow onwards after a gap of more than 70 days. The Centre had on May 30 said that ‘Unlock 1’ will be initiated in the country under which the nationwide lockdown that was enforced on March 25 will be relaxed to a large extent. However, strict restrictions will continue to remain in place in the country’s Covid-19 containment zones untill June 30.

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A priest wearing undergoes thermal screening before entering a temple ahead of its reopening for devotees, in Bengaluru on June 6. As per central government guidelines, religious places, malls, restaurants and hotels will reopen on June 8 after a gap of more than 70 days since the lockdown was imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus. (PTI)

A priest wearing undergoes thermal screening before entering a temple ahead of its reopening for devotees, in Bengaluru on June 6. As per central government guidelines, religious places, malls, restaurants and hotels will reopen on June 8 after a gap of more than 70 days since the lockdown was imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus. (PTI)

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A worker chemically disinfects the Shivajinagar mosque in Bengaluru on June 6. Places of worship have been allowed to reopen given social distancing protocols are strictly followed. Also, touching statues, idols and holy books is not allowed. No physical offering, prasad or holy water will be allowed. (ANI)

A worker chemically disinfects the Shivajinagar mosque in Bengaluru on June 6. Places of worship have been allowed to reopen given social distancing protocols are strictly followed. Also, touching statues, idols and holy books is not allowed. No physical offering, prasad or holy water will be allowed. (ANI)

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A staff cleans the premises of Elante Mall in Chandigarh ahead of its reopening. Only asymptomatic customers or visitors will be allowed in shopping malls and the number of customers inside each shop has to be kept to a minimum. (Ravi Kumar / HT Photo)

A staff cleans the premises of Elante Mall in Chandigarh ahead of its reopening. Only asymptomatic customers or visitors will be allowed in shopping malls and the number of customers inside each shop has to be kept to a minimum. (Ravi Kumar / HT Photo)

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Workers disinfect a shopping mall in Kolkata on June 6. Mall entrances should mandatorily have sanitiser dispenser and thermal screening provisions. Gaming arcades, children’s play areas and cinema halls inside malls will continue to remain closed. There is also a bar on trial of clothing. (PTI)

Workers disinfect a shopping mall in Kolkata on June 6. Mall entrances should mandatorily have sanitiser dispenser and thermal screening provisions. Gaming arcades, children’s play areas and cinema halls inside malls will continue to remain closed. There is also a bar on trial of clothing. (PTI)

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Restaurant staff wearing face shields sanitize crockery ahead of reopening, at Rasal Chowk in Jabalpur. The Centre has released a list of the SOPs for restaurants to be followed. Part of the advisory is the use of disposable menus. (PTI)

Restaurant staff wearing face shields sanitize crockery ahead of reopening, at Rasal Chowk in Jabalpur. The Centre has released a list of the SOPs for restaurants to be followed. Part of the advisory is the use of disposable menus. (PTI)

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Glass partitions on the tables at a Bengaluru restaurant ahead of its reopening. The centre’s guideline include--seating arrangement to be made for adequate social distancing for visitors. And not more than 50% of seating capacity will be permitted. (PTI)

Glass partitions on the tables at a Bengaluru restaurant ahead of its reopening. The centre’s guideline include--seating arrangement to be made for adequate social distancing for visitors. And not more than 50% of seating capacity will be permitted. (PTI)

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Hotel staff wearing protective gear disinfect a room ahead of its reopening in Kolkata. While hotels have been allowed to reopen, they will have to maintain a record of travel history for all guests and their medical conditions. Guests will also have to fill out a self-declaration form. (Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS)

Hotel staff wearing protective gear disinfect a room ahead of its reopening in Kolkata. While hotels have been allowed to reopen, they will have to maintain a record of travel history for all guests and their medical conditions. Guests will also have to fill out a self-declaration form. (Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS)

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