Wednesday, March 25, 2020

India 21 day lockdown - What is open & What is closed

India 21 day lockdown - What is open & What is closed
Yesterday India's Prime minister Narendra Modi ordered a complete lockdown for 21 days & people were in a panic as to know what all things are open & what is closed.

Below is a list of services for the same:

What is open:

  • Hospitals and other related medical establishments
  • Shops, including ration shops, dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths
  • Banks, insurance offices and ATMs
  • Print and electronic media
  • Delivery of all essential goods including food, medicine, medical equipment through e-commerce
  • Petrol pumps, LPG, petroleum and gas retail and storage outlets
  • Police, home guards, civil defence, fire and emergency services, disaster management and prison
  • Electricity, water and sanitation 
  • Municipal bodies - only staff required for essential services like sanitation, personnel related to water supply, etc 
  • District administration and treasury 
  • In case of funerals, congregation of not more than 20 persons will be permitted 
  • Hotels, lodges, motels and homestays accommodating tourists and people stranded due to lockdown 
  • Telecommunications, internet services, broadcasting and cable services, IT and IT-enabled services will have to work from home as far as possible 
  • Power generation, transmission, and distribution units and services 
  • Capital and debt market services as notified by the securities and exchange board of India

What is closed:

  • Offices of government of India, its autonomous/ subordinate offices and public corporations 
  • All transport services - air, rail, roadways 
  • All educational, training, research, coaching institutions, etc 
  • All places of worship. No religious congregations will be permitted, without any exception 
  • All social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions/ gatherings is barred 
  • Hospitality services 
  • Industrial establishments