PM Narendra Modi extends the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown on Tuesday. The lockdown that began on March 24 will now continue until May 3. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India crossed 11,000.
The Ministry of Home Affairs, on Wednesday, issued a notification highlighting new lockdown guidelines for the people. However, these guidelines are framed, keeping the condition of farmers and daily wage earners in mind. The information lists out activities that can resume after April 20. Besides, it mentions on activities that would not get permission.
The new lockdown guidelines aim at ensuring that agricultural and related activities remain functional. Moreover, selected rural industries will get permission to resume their operations. Employers will have to abide by strict social distancing norms.
Guidelines during the lockdown –
All health services, petroleum, and gas retail outlets to remain functional.