Shopping malls and markets across the country will remain closed during the restriction imposed by the government following Covid-19 outbreak.
The ministry issued a gazette notification specifying the terms of the restriction to be effective from Monday.However, online sales and e-commerce will be exempted from the restriction.
Kitchen markets and grocery shops will remain open from 8am to 4pm daily.
Factories and industries will remain open upon ensuring workers' safety and health issues.
The government has imposed a weeklong restriction to tame the coronavirus.