Bengaluru: In a big relief to all, the Karnataka state government has given green signal to re-open confectonary, sweet and bakery manufacturing and retail units.
A circular issued by Rajendar Kumar Kataria, the State Nodal Officer of Essential Commodities and Supply Chain Management says that a Central government notification on March 24, “has permitted the’ functioning of food units engaged in bakery and biscuit, condiments, confectionery and sweet for manufacturing, supply and operating retail outlets with minimum staff and labour’.
The circular says that bakery products and related items are being consumed by patients elderly people, children and the general public and hence it is the need of the hour to reopen the units.
Till now, during the lockdown, only the grocery, vegetables/fruit shops and medical shops were operating.
Meanwhile, Karnataka reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, taking the total number of people infected in the state to 163.
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