MHA Issues Guidelines With Exemptions In Lockdown After 20th April

Central Government, Coronavirus Lockdown, Coronavirus Lockdown In India, COVID 19 Lockdown, India Lockdown Relaxations, Lockdown Relaxations, MHA Issues Guidelines With Exemptions In Lockdown, Ministry of Home Affairs Lockdown Guidelines, National Lockdown Relaxations, Nationwide Coronavirus Lockdown, New Coronavirus Lockdown Guidelines Released, Relaxations in Nationwide Coronavirus Lockdown

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA,) on the 17th of April, announced a set of guidelines for the places with an exemption amid the Nationwide lockdown.

Recently, on the 14th of April, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Nationwide lockdown till the 3rd of May.

The MHA took to Twitter and announced a few activities which would be allowed in the least affected areas due to the Novel Coronavirus.  However, the allowance would be given after strict supervision, decided by the state governments depending upon the situation and the spread of the virus.

According to the MHA, non banking financial institutions (NBFCs,) Housing Finance Companies (HFCs) and Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) could start working with a minimum number of staff.  Besides financial sectors, rural areas construction, agricultural activities, horticulture, water supply and sanitation could also resume work.

Minor Forest products and non timber forest products by Scheduled Tribes and other forest dwellers in forest areas could also start working after the 20th of April.

The State Government also permitted plantation, harvesting, processing, packaging, sale and marketing of bamboo, coconut, arecanut cocoa and spices.

The online shopping sites like Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal could also start delivering stationary items, electronics and other essential commodities.

With these another set of guidelines, a few less affected areas of Indian districts could start working again  with exemptions from the lockdown.

Meanwhile, state governments are also closely observing the spread of the COVID-19 and identified hotspots and containment clusters.’

High number of police officials deployed, strict rules and social distancing have been followed in these areas.

A total of 170 hotspots were identified by the Central Government on the 16th of April.  These decisions were taken to curb the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, which infected as many as 13,663 cases and caused 450 deaths in India.

Stay tuned for further updates.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here