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Lockdown Guidelines

Lockdown Guidelines

The Government of India issued fresh guidelines yesterday on the second phase of lockdown.

The government has given some relief to agriculture and industrial sector.

The revised guidelines will be effective from April 20. Earlier PM Modi announced the extension of lockdown till May 3.

The following guidelines are issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to be followed during the lockdown:


  • All domestic and international air travel is prohibited. Trains, buses and metro rail services are suspended. Taxis, autos etc. are also not allowed.
  • Inter-district and inter-state movement of individuals is not allowed except for medical reasons.
  • Educational institutions, malls, shopping complexes, cinema halls and other similar places remain closed.
  • Social, political and religious gatherings are not allowed.
  • No relief is provided for hotspots and containment zones.
  • Sale of tobacco, liquor and gutka is not allowed.
  • Spitting in public places is a punishable offence.
  • Wearing a face mask or cover is mandatory in public places and at the workplace.
  • Only twenty persons are allowed for funerals.
  • Manufacturing and industrial institutions functioning in special economic zones (SEZ) will be allowed to resume their operations from April 20. Industries functioning in rural areas will be allowed to resume their operations but with stringent social distancing rules.
  • Manufacturing units that produce medicines have been allowed to function. All health services and public utilities remain functional.
  • Workspaces should have to maintain a one-hour gap between the shift change of employees.
  • Agricultural, farming, and horticultural activities will be allowed from April 20 in places that are not coronavirus hotspots.
  • Banks and ATMs remain functional. Grocery stores, fruit and vegetable stores, milk booths, meat and fish shops remain open.
  • Truck repairing shops, highway dhabas and call centres for government activities will be allowed.
  • MNREGA works are allowed with strict norms. Services of self-employed workers including plumbers, electricians, carpenters, motor mechanics etc. will be allowed.
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