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