Coronavirus lockdown: Whats allowed from April 20 and what isnt

NEW DELHI: Selective relaxation will be given in non-containment areas from Monday during the lockdown, but strict restrictions will continue in districts declared Covid-19 hotspots, the government said on Sunday.

What is allowed from today:
* All health services, including AYUSH

* Select commercial and private establishments

*Movement of migrant labourers within a state allowed

* Supply of essential goods

* IT and IT enabled Services, with up to 50% strength

* Industries operating in rural areas

* Shops such as kirana stores without restrictions on time

* Print and electronic media including broadcasting, DTH and cable services.

* Services provided by self-employed people such as electricians, IT repairs, plumbers, motor mechanics. and carpenters

* All agricultural and horticultural activities

* Operations of the fishing (marine/inland), aquaculture industry

* Plantation activities such as tea, coffee and rubber plantations (Max 50% of workers allowed)

* Animal husbandry

* Financial sector such as banks

* Social sector

* MNREGA works

* Public utilities

* Movement of loading and unloading of goods/cargo (inter and intra) state

* Select industries/industrial establishments (both government and private)

* Select construction activities

* Private vehicles for emergency services, including medical and veterinary care and for procuring essential commodities

* People travelling to place of work in exempted categories

* Offices of the government of India and offices of the State and the UT governments

What will remain prohibited:
* All passenger movement by trains, except for security purposes

* Buses for public transport

* Delivery of non-essential items by e-commerce companies

* Metro rail services

* Inter—district and inter-State movement of individuals except for medical reasons or for activities permitted under guidelines

* All educational, training, coaching institutions etc

* All industrial and commercial activities other than those permitted

* Hospitality services other than those specifically permitted under guidelines.

* Taxis (including auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws) and services of cab aggregators.

* Cinema halls, malls, shopping complexes, gymnasiums, sports complexes, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places

* All social/political/sports/entertainment/academic/cultural/religious/functions and other gatherings.

* All religious places

* In case of funerals, congregation of more than twenty people will not be permitted

Here are the full home ministry guidelines on lockdown dated April 15. In a fresh order issued today, the government has excluded e-commerce delivery of non-essential items from the exempted category.

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