India under lockdown: What will be open here and what will not

25 March 2020 05:51 PM
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  • India under lockdown: What will be open here and what will not

NEW DELHI: After PM Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, the ministry of home affairs on Tuesday issued guidelines for essential services that will continue to function.

The MHA provided a list of the services that will be exempted from the lockdown:
* Hospitals and other related medical establishments
* Shops, including ration shops, dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths
* Banks, insurance offices and ATMs
* Print and electronic media
* Delivery of all essential goods including food, medicine, medical equipment through e-commerce
* Petrol pumps, LPG, petroleum and gas retail and storage outlets
* Police, home guards, civil defence, fire and emergency services, disaster management and prison
* Electricity, water and sanitation
* Municipal bodies - only staff required for essential services like sanitation, personnel related to water supply, etc
* District administration and treasury
* In case of funerals, congregation of not more than 20 persons will be permitted
* Hotels, lodges, motels and homestays accommodating tourists and people stranded due to lockdown

What will remain closed:
* Offices of government of India, its autonomous/ subordinate offices and public corporations
* All transport services - air, rail, roadways
* All educational, training, research, coaching institutions, etc
* All places of worship. No religious congregations will be permitted, without any exception
* All social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions/ gatherings is barred
* Hospitality services
* Industrial establishments


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