Government issues detailed guidelines on lockdown
The Ministry of Home Affairs issued detailed guidelines for States, Union Territories and General Public to follow during the extended lockdown till May 3. A day after Prime Minister Modi announced the extension of lockdown till May 3, MHA has issued a 15-page guideline to follow during the lockdown. Governments of States and Union Territories have been asked to strictly follow the MHA guidelines and not to dilute them in any manner
Guidelines during the lockdown
A strict ban has been imposed on the sale of tobacco, gutka, liquor during the lockdown period. Spitting has been made a punishable offence.
The government has allowed industrial functioning in rural areas, that is outside rural areas, to resume operations from April 30 but with strict social distancing norms.
Gathering of funerals and marriages will be monitored and regulated by the district magistrate.
Manufacturing and industrial establishments functioning in Special Economic Zones and Export Oriented Units, industrial estates and industrial townships have been allowed to resume operations after April 20. The establishments will have to make arrangements for the stay and transport of its workers as per the requirements.
Manufacturing units producing essential goods such as drugs, medicines etc have been allowed to function
All educational training institutions, training institutions etc shall remain closed, Taxis and services of the cab will remain prohibited until May 3. Cinema halls, Malls shopping/ sports complexes, gyms swimming pools, theatres, bars etc to remain closed till May 3.
Wearing of face cover is compulsory in all public place, spitting in public places shall be punishable with a fine.
Workspaces have been asked to conduct screening of all the employees and maintain a gap of one hour in between shifts and lunch breaks.
All International, Domestic flights remain suspended till May 3, all train services will also be suspended.
All social, public, sports, religious places, places of worship shall be closed for public till May 3.
List of all hospitals and medical facilities dealing with COVID-19 shall be put up at all work paces.
Banks, ATM’s, IT vendors for banking options, banking correspondents, ATM operation and cash management agencies to remain functional.
Services provided by self-employed electricians, IT repairs, plumbers, motors mechanics, carpenters to be allowed from April 20.
Grocery stores, fruits and vegetable shops, milk booths, poultry, meat and fish shops to remain open during the lockdown.
Highway Dhabas, Truck repairing shops, call centres for government activities to remain open from April 20.
Shops of farm machinery, its spare parts, supply chain, custom hiring centres related to machinery to remain open from April 20.
MNREGA works allowed with strict implementation of social distancing.