Bhubaneswar, July 6 -- Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday came up with a clarification to obviate the confusion of traders over opening of shops as per the July guidelines of the State government.

The move came after some business establishments have requested the civic body to allow opening of their shop, shopping complex claiming that they do not come under shopping mall category.

an order, the civic body specified which shops come under the shopping mall category.

"The opening of shopping malls have been prohibited in order to contain the spread of COVID-19," the order said.

To prevent the confusion, the BMC issued a clarification which will be applicable within the jurisdiction of BMC.

a. A shoppi...