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Amid the complete lockdown imposed by the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC), photocopy centers and stationery shops in the twin-city have been allowed to operate between 9 am to 9 pm till 8, May.

Municipal commissioner- C.K.Dange issued the orders on Tuesday. The decision was taken in view of the inconvenience faced by migrant workers and other stranded people who have to file online/offline applications supported by documents including medical certificates to obtain travel permissions for their homebound journey.

Exams for IIT-JEE and NEET are also scheduled to be held in July. To prevent virus spread, the MBMC has given another five-day extension to the complete lockdown as the rigid containment exercise will continue till midnight of 8, May.

While groceries, supermarkets, chicken-mutton shops, vegetable, fish, and fruit markets will continue to remain closed, medical stores can operate from 9 am to 9 pm. Apart from hospitals and clinics, medical stores having licenses for 24-hour operation will continue to remain open as usual but in strict compliance with social distancing norms.

A six-hour extension has been given for home delivery of essentials which is now allowed between 9 am to 11 pm. Milk booths can remain open from 7 am to 11 am. With 10 more people testing positive for the virus, the total number of Covid-19 cases in the twin-city has climbed to 181.

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