Wednesday, April 22, 2020

After relaxation of lockdown restrictions, these things will get relaxation and they will remain restricted, see list

Maharashtra is the most affected state in India due to the spread of Corona virus (indicative photo, Reuters)
new Delhi. Restrictions during the nationwide lockdown on economic activities and services are to be relaxed from Monday. However, during this period, all the activities will continue to be banned in the areas of the states which have been declared as Containment Zone.

The Central Government has already issued detailed guidelines for this Phase-2 of Lockdown. This second round of lockdown is to end on May 3, but during this time some rules have been changed, while some states have decided to lift these restrictions in their own way.

If Kerala gives exemption, Punjab-Delhi said- Ban will continue

While Kerala is considering ending several restrictions, Delhi and Punjab have announced that the sanctions will remain in force even after the relief and waiver which comes into effect from Monday.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that the national capital will remain in lockdown as there are 12% cases of the entire country. However, the government will reconsider the situation after a week.

After this, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has also said that curfew will not be relaxed except procurement of wheat in the state. The situation will be reevaluated later.

Kerala issued instructions to give exemption in a systematic way

At the same time, the Kerala government has issued a directive to give relaxation in restrictions in the state. In which it has been said that Kasargod, Kannur, Kozhikode and Mallapuram districts falling in the 'Red Zone' will be kept under strict lockdown. In other districts, there will be relaxation to run on the basis of odd-even scheme. Restaurants will also be open till 7 pm and there will be a facility to take food from there till 8 pm.

However, the central government has announced that despite the many reliefs and exemptions from Monday, the supply of non-essential e-commerce products will remain restricted for the time being. This announcement was made after many questions raised by the opposition and businessmen on this decision of the government.

Here is the list of facilities, services and restrictions, which have been allowed since Monday-

These things will remain restricted-

- All domestic and international passenger aircraft services

- All services of passenger train, except for operations for security arrangements

- Buses for public transport

- Metro Rail Services

- Movement of people between districts and states except for medical reasons (which are allowed in the instructions)

- All teaching, training and coaching institutes will remain closed

- All industrial and commercial activities except those permitted in the instructions

- All hotels except the discount given in the instructions

- Taxis, auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws and all kinds of cabs

All cinema halls, malls, shopping complexes, gyms, sports complexes, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theaters, bars and auditoriums and assembly halls and all such places

- A social, political, sports related, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious festival and other gatherings.

- All religious places, places of worship will be closed to the public. Religious gatherings banned completely

- No group of more than 20 people will be allowed in the funeral

There will be no discount for hotspots

In areas that have been identified as hotspots or COVID-19 large-scale clusters, none of the new directives will be implemented according to the instructions of the Ministry of Health. Here only the supply of essential services for everyday needs will continue.

These works, including the Co-operative Credit Society, got exemption

Cooperative credit societies and non-banking financial institutions coming to rural areas have also been allowed to operate with minimum staff. Apart from this, the government has also clarified that construction works in rural areas will be exempted from April 20. At the same time, projects and activities related to water supply, electricity and communications in rural have also been exempted from lockdown.

The government has exempted the transactions of bamboo, coconut, betel nut, cocoa and spices from cultivation, harvesting, processing, packaging, sale as well as lockdown.

These services and shops will start tomorrow

- Fruit-vegetable carts, shops selling sanitary items.

- Grocery and ration shops.

- Dairy and milk booths, shops selling poultry, meat, fish and feed.
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