India Under 21-Day Lock down: What is Open, What is Not ?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a total lockdown in India from midnight for 21 days to fight the spread of coronavirus.
Here is what it means, according to guidelines put out by the government:
What is shut:
All transport, flights, trains, roadways
All government offices with exceptions
Commercial and private establishments
All places of worship, religious congregations
All social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions
Banks, insurance offices, and ATMs
Essential services like sanitation, water supply, power
Hospitals and all related medical establishments, including manufacturing and distribution units, both in public and private sector, such as dispensaries, chemists, labs, clinics, nursing homes, ambulance
Transport for all medical personnel, nurses, paramedical staff, other hospital support
Shops, including ration shops (under PDS), dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, meat and fish, animal fodder
the state government may facilitate Home delivery of rations, groceries,milk medicines, medical equipment to minimize the public movement.
Print and electronic media, telecommunications, internet services, broadcasting and cable services and IT-enabled services (for essential services)
Petrol pumps, LPG, petroleum and gas retail, storage outlets
Power generation, transmission and distribution units and services
Capital and debt market services as notified by SEBI
Cold storage and warehousing services
Private security services
Manufacturing units of essential commodities.
Production units, which require continuous process, after obtaining required permission from state government
Transport of essential goods, fire, law and order and emergency services
Hotels, homestays, lodges and motels accommodating tourists and those stranded due to lockdown, medical and emergency staff, air and sea crew, establishments used for quarantine.
In funerals, not more than 20 persons will be permitted.
Defence, central armed police forces, treasury
Public utilities like petroleum, CNG, LPG, PNG
Disaster management, post offices, police, home guards, fire and emergency services, prisons.
All persons who have arrived in India after February 15 and all directed quarantine will stay home or face action that could mean up to six months in jail
Punishment for obstruction of duty: One to two years in jail or fine
Punishment for false claim: Up to two years in jail and fine
Punishment for false alarm: Up to one year in jail or with fine