PM Modi locations India underneath 21-day lockdown to combat coronavirus: What is open, what is just not


In an obvious effort to curb the outbreak of coronavirus in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (March 24) introduced a complete lockdown within the nation from midnight for 21 days.

Addressing the nation for the second time in per week, PM Modi mentioned, “From 12 am of March 24 entire country will be on complete lockdown for three weeks (21 days) due to COVID-19,” mentioned PM Modi.” He added that the lockdown is in a method curfew and can be extra stringent than Janata curfew.

Here;s what it means, in keeping with pointers put out by the Centre shortly after PM Modi’s announcement:

What is shut:

All transport, trains, flights, buses, autorickshaws, cabs

All authorities places of work besides these taking good care of important providers

All business and personal institutions

Industrial and hospitality institutions

All academic establishments, together with schools, colleges and training centres

All locations of worship, non secular congregations

All social, political, sports activities, leisure, educational, cultural, non secular features

What is just not shut:

Banks, ATMs, insurance coverage places of work

Ration retailers (underneath PDS), coping with meals, groceries, vegetables and fruit, dairy and milk cubicles, meat and fish, animal fodder

Essential providers like sanitation, water provide, energy

Hospitals and all associated medical institutions, together with dispensaries, chemists, labs, clinics, nursing properties, ambulance, each in private and non-private sector.

Transport for all medical personnel, nurses, paramedical employees

Home supply of meals, medicines, medical gear

Print and digital media, telecommunications, web providers, broadcasting and cable providers and IT-enabled providers (for important providers)

Petrol pumps, LPG, petroleum and gasoline retail, storage retailers

Power era, transmission and distribution models and providers

Cold storage and warehousing providers

Private safety providers

Industrial models concerned in manufacturing important commodities.

Transport of important items, hearth, legislation and order and emergency providers

Establishments used for quarantine.

Defence, central armed police forces, treasury

Public utilities like petroleum, CNG, LPG, PNG

Disaster administration, publish places of work, police, home guards, hearth and emergency providers, prisons.

Penalties for violating lockdown:

All individuals who’ve arrived in India after February 15 and all directed quarantine will keep home or face authorized motion. The violators could possibly be put behind bars for six months.

Punishment for obstruction of responsibility: One to 2 years in jail or nice

Punishment for false declare: Up to 2 years in jail and nice

Punishment for false alarm: Up to 1 yr in jail or with nice