“Grocery, meat, fruit, veggies shops or carts open”: MHA’s lockdown guidelines

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Srinagar: The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines on the lockdown, which has been extended till 3 May to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

MHA new guidelines on lockdown:

State/UT govts shall not dilute lockdown guidelines in any manner; may impose stricter measures as per local requirements.

Exemptions given from 20 April will not be applicable in COVID-19 hotspots or containment zones.

Services provided by self-employed electricians, IT repairs, plumbers, motor mechanics, carpenters to be allowed from 20 April.

Grocery stores, fruit, vegetables shops or carts, milk booths, poultry, meat and fish shops to remain open during lockdown.

Wearing of masks compulsory in public places across country in wake of COVID-19 situation.

Highway ‘dhabas’, truck repairing shops, call centres for govt activities to remain open from 20 April.

Manufacturing units of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, construction of medical infrastructure to remain open from 20 April.

Shops of farm machinery, its spare parts, supply chain, repairs, ‘Custom Hiring Centres’ related to machinery to remain open from 20 April.

From 20 April activities permitted include agricultural, horticultural, farming, procurement of agri products, ‘mandis’.

All social, political, sports, religious functions, religious places, places of worship shall be closed for public till 3 May.

Cinema halls, malls, shopping complexes, gymnasiums, sports complexes, swimming pools, bars to remain closed till 3 May.

Educational institutions, coaching centres, domestic, international air travel, train services to remain suspended till 3 May.

Inter-state, inter-district movement of people, metro, bus services continue to be prohibited till 3 May.

Industries operating in rural areas to be permitted to run from 30 April with strict social distancing norms. (With inputs from PTI)

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