New Delhi, March 26 -- To ensure people do not crowd shops to stock up their supplies and are able to practise social distancing, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday announced that all stores selling essential items will be allowed to remain open round the clock in Delhi.

"There will be no restriction on e-commerce companies and we have drawn up a list of those which will be allowed to operate. All SDMs and ADMs have been directed to ensure that shops selling essential items in Delhi are open and their stocks are sufficient. More importantly, we are allowing shops selling essential items to remain open 24x7," said Baijal in a digital press conference with chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday.

Baijal said keeping shops open...