Lockdown 2.0: Home Ministry released guidelines, know what will be closed, who gets exemption
Many rules have been tightened in this 19-day lockdown, so some concessions have also been given. The Home Ministry Affairs has issued guidelines related to it (MHA Guidelines). According to the guideline, neither the plane will run nor the train nor the metro and bus.
Home Ministry released guidelines-> Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Narendra Modi) has increased the lockdown ended on 14 April. Now the lockdown will be from April 15 to May 3. Many rules have been tightened in this 19-day lockdown, so some concessions have also been given. The Home Ministry Affairs has issued guidelines related to it (MHA Guidelines). According to the guideline, neither the plane will run nor the train nor the metro and bus. Those who have been exempted from the first lockdown will continue. At the same time, some sectors have been exempted this time too. Also, Corona Warriors have been allowed to travel by trains or buses.
MNREGA, the exemption in work related to agriculture
In the guideline sent by the Home Ministry Affairs to the Chief Secretary and Administrative Officers, a concession has been given for the work related to agriculture. Work will be done under MNREGA. However, the ban on industrial activities will continue. All types of transport services will be banned. It will be mandatory to wear masks in public places.
Home Ministry’s guidelines, What will be closed
- Domestic or international flight
- Train (for passenger movement)
- Educational-Training-Coaching Center
- Industrial and commercial activity
- Hotel, taxi, auto-rickshaw, cycle-rickshaw, cinema hall, shopping complex, gym, sports complex, swimming pool, bar, theater, any event, all religious places will remain closed.
- No more than 20 people have been allowed to attend any funeral.
Home Ministry’s guidelines, Who got the concession?
- Production of essential goods and medicines will continue.
- Industrial production will continue in SEZ.
- Trucks have been allowed to travel with certain conditions.
- Industrial activities will continue in rural areas.
- Essential services including cable TV, DTH, the telephone will continue.
- Electricity mechanic, plumber, carpenters have been allowed.
- Traveling allowed for essential services.
- All hospitals, clinics including Ayush will remain open.
- All medias operated by APMC will open.
- Petrol pumps will open.
- Courier service allowed to work.
Relief to farmers
The Narendra Modi government has given permission to agriculture-related works while giving relief to the farmers. Farmers have been allowed to harvest their crops and sow. Agencies have been allowed to buy the produce of farmers. Fisheries related activities have been allowed. Work-related to MNREGA will continue. The construction work being done on behalf of the state government has also been exempted.
No concession in the hotspot area
No concession has been given to the corona virus-hit hotspot area. Guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health will be followed in the hotspot. No one will be allowed to exit. Home delivery of essential goods will be done. There will be a movement of the personnel and medical staff engaged in the security of the area.
Concession will be given conditionally after April 20
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the country, said that the areas where corona cases will not come, some relaxation can be given to them. However, it will be reviewed by April 20. Before giving the concession, all measures will be taken by the state government and district administration to follow the guidelines.