Home Ministry issues guidelines on nationwide lockdown
Keeping in view the Coronavirus outbreak and to stop community spread, the Home Ministry has issued guideline on nationwide lockdown for 21 days.
Prime Minister Modi has announced for a complete lockdown from Tuesday midnight across India for next 21 days. He stated that social distancing is the only way out for the country in its decisive battle against the coronavirus.
In his second address to the nation on the pandemic raging across much of the world with the number of infections rising in India, Modi made a fervent appeal to the countrymen not to cross the 'lakshman rekha' of their homes in the next three weeks.
What is open?
Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Police, Fire Stations, ATMs, Fair price shops and those dealing with food, groceries, fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat, fish, animal fodder, Banks, Insurance Offices, Print and Electronic media
What is shut?
All transport services -- road, rail and air -- to remain suspended
Suspension of Railway services to be extended till April 14Hospitality services to remain suspended. Exceptions: Hostels, homestays, lodges and motels
All educational, training, research, coaching institutions to remain closed
All places for worship shall be closed for public
No religious congregations will be permitted, without any exception
All social/political/sports/entertainment/academic/cultural/religious functions/gathering shall be barred
Not more than 20 people permitted during funerals
In case you violate the rules:
Punishment for not abiding by with government directive, or making false alarm may result in imprisonment up to one year
Making false claim to get any relief during lockdown may result in imprisonment up to two years.