The Prime Minister while conveying the extension of the lockdown till May 3rd had also stated that certain relaxation in fundamental activities will be given to those areas that do not fall under the hotspot areas by April 20. Several states have declared partial relaxation for fundamental activities such as construction and farm-related ventures.
The Prime Minister while declaring the extension of the lockdown till May 3rd had said that certain leisure in fundamental activities will be given to those areas that do not fall under the hotspot areas by April 20. Yesterday several activities have reopened including the functioning of parliament secretariat for which the Ministry of Health has issued special guidelines on the continuation of all precautionary measures.
Several states have declared partial relaxation for essential activities such as construction and farm-related activities. Some states are also allowing vehicular movement in a controlled demeanor. But this leisure is not applicable in containment zones.
States that have announced ease in lockdown yesterday
Haryana– The state has chosen to resume economic activities in a phased manner. According to a report, selected businesses that do not fall under the containment zones have been licensed to operate from yesterday. But every establishment that is allowed has to obtain a pass from the government portal to operate.
Maharashtra– Despite being the epicenter of the coronavirus in the country the government has issued guidelines for confined relaxation of restrictions from Aril 20- May 3 for industrial and commercial activities these include activities in the supply chain of essential goods, e-commerce goods, etc. They have also stated that wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing have to be followed strictly.
Kerala– The state government has allowed to begin the activities in a limited manner and have taken a slew of measures to keep a check. According to reports starting Monday morning, the 14 districts in Kerala will be divided into four zones for implementing the lockdown curbs Green, Orange A, Orange B, and Red. The government has also decided to use the ‘odd & even’ formula for vehicular movement with exemptions for vehicles driven by women.
Karnataka– The Karnataka government has announced partial relaxation from Aril 21 for traffic movements which will include two-wheelers. Construction activities will also be allowed except in red zones. However, lockdown measures will remain in place till May 3 and precautionary measures such as wearing masks will remain mandatory.
Bihar– The state Government declared that all government offices will resume work from April 20 and that all government officers of Group A and B will be present in the office on all working days.
States that will continue with lockdown without relaxation
Delhi– The Chief Minister has announced on Sunday that there will be no relaxation in the lockdown from Monday as the number of cases continues to rise in the national capital.
Telangana– As cases of coronavirus continue to rise in the state the lockdown has been extended till May 7 without any kind of relaxation for activities.
Punjab– The Punjab government also decided to strictly follow the lockdown till May 3. According to a report, the government has made an exception for wheat procurement.
After going through the state-wise report, I think we all should follow the government’s instruction step by step as we all know we only can defeat the Coronavirus Pandemic by breaking the chain while staying at home.
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