Commercial tenants have to pay rent to their landlords during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government has not made any relaxation on payment of rent for those who have commercial leases or contracts. For example, if you have a small shop in a shopping complex, then you will have to pay rent.
In India, however, the Ministry of Home Affairs in an order dated 29 March 2020 (passed under the Disaster Management Act, 2005), provided for protection of migrant workers from being evicted from their rented accommodation. The same protection does not apply to small businesses or commercial establishments.