Strict ban on sale of liquor, gutka, tobacco

Strict ban on sale of liquor, gutka, tobacco

Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the nationwide lockdown until May 3. Keeping in mind to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic in the country, the Union Home Ministry has issued directives to follow for citizens. These directives will remain in force up to May 3.

The Government of India Information and Broadcasting, in a press release dated April 15, has published a set of revised consolidated guidelines of the Ministry of Home Affairs about what is allowed and what is not. National Directives shall be enforced by the District Magistrate through fines and penal action as prescribed in the Disaster Management Act 2005.

Covering of face with masks, cloth, etc is compulsory in all public as well as workplaces.

As per the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, All persons in charge of public places, workplaces shall ensure social distancing.

Five or more persons together are not allowed at any public place.

Gatherings such as marriages, funerals remain regulated by the District Magistrate.

Spitting in public spaces shall be punishable with a fine.

Sale of liquor, gutka, tobacco, etc is strictly banned.

All workplaces shall have adequate arrangements for temperature screening and provide sanitizers at convenient places.

Workplaces shall have a gap of one hour between shifts and will stagger the lunch breaks of staff, to ensure social distancing.

Persons above the age of 65, parents of children below the age of five may be encouraged from work from home.

The use of Arogya setu will be encouraged for all employees both private and public.

All organizations shall sanitize their workplaces between shifts.

Large congregations shall be prohibited.

Frequent cleaning of common surfaces and mandatory handwashing shall be mandated.

No overlap of shifts and staggered lunch with social distancing in canteens shall be ensured.

Intensive communication and training good hygiene practices shall be taken up.