MHA issues revised guidelines for lockdown extension; relaxation for agriculture, select industrial activities after 20 April

Prime Minister Modi had announced the extension of the lockdown in a televised address to the nation on Tuesday. And the 21-day lockdown which was slated to end yesterday was extended till May 3.

Written by April 15, 2020 10:32

New Delhi:  The Central government issued a detailed set of guidelines on the countrywide lockdown on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Modi had announced the extension of the lockdown in a televised address to the nation on Tuesday. And the 21-day lockdown which was slated to end yesterday was extended till May 3.

MHA issues revised guidelines for lockdown extension

# Industries operating in rural areas to be permitted to run from April 30 with strict social distancing norms: MHA

# State/UT govts shall not dilute lockdown guidelines in any manner; may impose stricter measures as per local requirements: MHA

# Exemptions given from April 20 will not be applicable in COVID-19 hotspots or containment zones: MHA

# Services provided by self-employed electricians, IT repairs, plumbers, motor mechanics, carpenters to be allowed from April 20: MHA

# Grocery stores, fruit, vegetables shops or carts, milk booths, poultry, meat and fish shops to remain open during lockdown: MHA

# Wearing of masks compulsory in public places across country in wake of COVID-19 situation: MHA

# Highway ‘dhabas’, truck repairing shops, call centres for govt activities to remain open from April 20: MHA guidelines

# Manufacturing units of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, construction of medical infrastructure to remain open from Apr 20: MHA

# Shops of farm machinery, its spare parts, supply chain, repairs, ‘Custom Hiring Centres’ related to machinery to remain open from Apr 20: MHA

# From April 20 activities permitted include agricultural, horticultural, farming, procurement of agri products, ‘mandis’: MHA guidelines

# All social, political, sports, religious functions, religious places, places of worship shall be closed for public till May 3: MHA on lockdown

# Cinema halls, malls, shopping complexes, gymnasiums, sports complexes, swimming pools, bars to remain closed till May 3: MHA guidelines

# Educational institutions, coaching centres, domestic, international air travel, train services to remain suspended till May 3: MHA guidelines

# Inter-state, inter-district movement of people, metro, bus services continue to be prohibited till May 3: MHA guidelines on lockdown