Lockdown 2.0 Guidelines India: Home Ministry Guidelines on Lockdown

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Lockdown 2 Guidelines India – While #IndiaFightsCorona , the Lockdown 2.0 Guidelines India are out and will be allowed from 20 April onwards. The central government has come up with a list of economic activities to be permitted after April 20 in certain areas. This move comes in the interests of farmers and daily wage earners.

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Below is a list of activities that have been allowed by the home ministry after April 2020 – Home ministry guidelines on lockdown:

Commercial Services allowed after April 20 – Lockdown 2 Guidelines India

  • Print and Electronic Media; IT Services with upto 50% strength.
  • Data and call centres for Government activities, CSCs at Panchayat level.
  • E-commerce companies, courier services, cold storage, and warehousing.
  • Private security and facilities management services – hotels, homestays, etc.
  • Establishments for quarantine facilities: Self-employed services like electrician, plumbers, etc.

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Cargo and Essential Services Allowed after April 20 – Lockdown 2 Guidelines India

Cargo Services

  • Transportation of cargo (inter & intra state) by Air, Rail, Land, and Sea routes.
  • Carrier Vehicles allowed with two drivers and one helper (to empty vehicles for delivery/pick up of goods).

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Essential Services

  • Supply chain of essential goods like manufacturing, wholesale, retail: shops/carts for essential goods.
  • Large brick and mortar stores: dhabas and truck repair shops on highway (for movement of staff and labourers for essential services).

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Financial and Social Services Allowed after April 20 – Home ministry guidelines on lockdown

Financial Sector

  • RBI and RBI regulated financial markets and entities, Banks, ATMs, IT vendors for banking operations.
  • SEBI and capital and debt market services: IRDAI and insurance companies.

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Social Sector

  • Homes for children, divyangs, elderly, etc. including observation homes and after care homes.
  • Disbursement of social security pensions and provident fund by EPFO: Operations of Angadwadis.

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Industrial Establishments Allowed after April 20 – 20th April lockdown guidelines

  • Industries in rural areas, SEZs, and export oriented units, industrial estates, industrial townships.
  • Manufacturing units of essential goods, IT hardware: Food processing units and Jute Industries.
  • Coal and mineral production & O&G refinery; Brick kilns in rural areas.
  • Construction activities including roads, irrigation projects, renewable energy projects: Construction projects in Municipalities.

Know What Will Remain Closed – Home ministry guidelines on lockdown

  • Domestic and International Air Travel: Passenger trains, buses, metro, taxis, inter-state transport except for security and medical purposes.
  • Industrial and commercial activities, Hospitality services, educational, training, coaching institutions, etc.
  • Cinema halls, malls, Gyms, Bars, pools, entertainment parks, assembly halls, etc.
  • All social, political, entertainment, sports complexes, religious places, and other gatherings.

Guideline for Public Spaces

  • Wearing face cover and practice of social distancing compulsory.
  • Gathering of over 5 persons in public places prohibited.
  • Marriages and funerals to be regulated by DMs.
  • Spitting in public spaces is punishable with fine.
  • Strict ban on sale of liquor, gutka, tobacco, etc.

Movement of Persons Allowed after April 20 – Lockdown 2 Guidelines India

  • Private vehicles for medical emergency services and for procuring essential commodities.
  • In case of a 4-wheeler, one passenger in the back seat other than the driver is permitted.
  • In case of a 2-wheeler, only driver of the vehicle is permitted.
  • All personnel travelling to work place as exempted by State/UT/local authority.

Guidelines for Work Spaces – Home ministry guidelines on lockdown

  • Adequate arrangements for temperature screening and sanitisers: Ensure social distancing norms.
  • Gap of one hour between shifts: Encourage use of Aarogya Setu App.
  • Persons above 65 years and parents of children below 5 years encouraged to work from home.
  • All organisations to sanitise their workplaces between shifts: Large meetings prohibited.

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Public Utilities Allowed after April 20 – Lockdown 2 Guidelines India

  • Online educational services including teaching, training, and coaching.
  • MNREGA works, priority to irrigation and water conservation, workers to use face masks and observe social distancing.
  • Operations of O&G power, pastel services, water, sanitisation, waste management, telecom and internet services.

Health Services Allowed after April 20 – 20th April lockdown guidelines

  • Hospitals, nursing homes, telemedicine facilities, medical shops, and dispensaries.
  • Medical research, COVID-19 related labs and collection centres: Authorised private establishments.
  • Veterinary hospitals, dispensaries, clinics, sale and supply of vaccines and medicines.
  • Manufacturing units, medical devices and construction of health infrastructure.
  • Movement of all medical personnel, scientists, nurses, para-medical staff, lab technicians.

Guidelines for Hotspots – Lockdown 2 Guidelines India

  • COVID-19 Hotspots, or clusters to be determined as per guidelines by Health Ministry.
  • In hotspots, containment zones to be demarcated by States/UTs/District administrations.
  • In these containment zones, exemption given from April 20 will not be applicable.
  • Strict perimeter control to ensure no unchecked inward/outward movement except for essential services.

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Agriculture Services Allowed after April 20 – 20th April lockdown guidelines

  • Farming operations in field: agencies engaged in procurement of agri products.
  • Machinery shops, custom hiring centers, services related to fertilisers and seeds.
  • APMC Mandis, direct marketing operations: harvesting and sowing.
  • Operation of fishing like processing and sale: hatcheries, commercial aquaria.
  • Plantations of tea, coffee and rubber allowed with maximum of 50% workers.
  • Animal Husbandry including distribution and sale of milk products, animal shelter homes, etc.

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