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COVID-19: Shops with elderly owners, workers to be shut in Latur

As per the order issued by collector G Shreekant on Thursday, majority of the COVID-19 casualties in the district were of elderly patients.

Published: 03rd July 2020 02:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd July 2020 03:02 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

AURANGABAD: In a bid to protect senior citizens from COVID-19, the administration in Latur district has said shops that have elderly owners or employees will be closed till the lockdown, an official said on Friday.

As per the order issued by collector G Shreekant on Thursday, majority of the COVID-19 casualties in the district were of elderly patients.

Hence, the administration has decided to take action against shops that have elderly people (60 years and above) as owners or employees, the order stated.

If an elderly person is found working in a shop, the establishment will face a penalty and will be closed by the administration till the lockdown ends, the official said.

All medical staff will be exempted from this rule, the order states.

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