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By Vinershea | Apr 20, 2020 04:05 PM

As India is under the second phase of lockdown till May 3, the government has issued a fresh list of economic activities that will be allowed but keeping in mind the hotspot areas. The Home Ministry also made it clear that the supply of non-essential items by e-commerce firms will not be allowed from April 20.

Covid19 Lockdown: What Is Allowed From Today, What Stays Banned

Below is a list of the services; that have been allowed:

- RBI, banks, ATMs, capital and debt markets as notified by SEBI and insurance companies

- MNREGA works (with strict social distancing and use of face masks)

- Public utilities (water, sanitation, waste management and power)

- Loading and unloading of goods/cargo, both inter- and intra-state (by rail, air, sea and road)

- Online teaching and distance learning

- Supply of essential goods (local grocery stores and e-commerce retailers)

- Commercial and private establishments (these include print and electronic media, including broadcasting, DTH and cable services; data and call centres (for government activities only); e-commerce companies selling essential goods; courier services; and hotels, homestays and lodges for stranded persons or medical and emergency staff)

- Government and private industries operating in rural areas and those involved in food processing and the manufacture of medicines and medical equipment

- Coconut, spice bamboo, areca nut and cocoa plantations

- Forest produce by scheduled tribes 

- Construction activities (roads, irrigation projects and industrial projects in rural areas and where no additional workers are needed)

- Private vehicles for emergency services (medical and veterinary care), procuring essential commodities and for personnel traveling to workplaces in exempted categories, as per instructions of state/union territory authorities

- Central, state governments, local bodies to remain open- Social sector (operation of homes for children, disabled people and those with special needs, as well as senior citizens' homes and those for destitute people; disbursement of social security and employee pensions will take place, as will operation of anganwadis (for distribution of food to women and children at their homes once in 15 days)

Services that Are Not Allowed

- Travel by air, rail and road

- Supply of non-essential goods by e-commerce companies

- Educational and training institutions

-Industrial and commercial activities

-Hospitality services

-Cinema halls, theatres

-Shopping complexes

-Social, political and other events

-Religious places, congregations-Inter-state movement of stranded labourers


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