Know The New Guidelines For Lockdown 4.0

Know The New Guidelines For Lockdown 4.0

With the new guidelines, this restriction will only apply to containment zones in red and orange zones. The Saturday order of the ministry of home affairs made it evident that several requests of the states seeking elbow room to organising economic activities have been accepted. The states were asked to allow all interstate movement of passenger vehicles and buses to be decided mutually while allowing all cargo vehicles and empty cargo vehicles without any interruption.

-All domestic and worldwide air travel of passengers, except for domestic medical services, domestic air ambulance and for security purposes or purposes as permitted by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). "The orders placed by users in the cities now categorised as red zones was more than 65% of the total orders placed so far in the last 24 hours", Snapdeal said in a statement, signifying pent-up demand in these regions.

In the order, issued by the Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla to the Chief Secretaries of all states and UTs, it is mentioned that states and UTs cannot dilute restrictions imposed in the MHA guidelines and can only make them stricter based on the local level assessment and the Health Ministry guidelines.

While some sites such as Amazon have started taking orders, an industry executive said companies are waiting for more clarity from states before deciding to resume services across locations.

Delhi NCR-based e-commerce platform Snapdeal said more than 65 percent of the orders booked on their platform today came from tier 1 cities that are in the red zone.

Nagaland Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy today informed that all existing guidelines with regard to the lockdown in all parts of the State will continue to remain operative till issuance of fresh guidelines. Social distancing, wearing of face covers and frequent sanitisation will need to become a norm at workplaces.

In the containment zones, only essential activities shall be allowed. there shall be strict perimeter control to ensure that there is no movement of people in or out of these zones, except for medical emergencies and for maintaining supply of essential goods and services. Local authorities shall however ensure that shops and markets maintain staggered timings, so as to ensure social distancing.

With a view to ensuring safety in offices and work places, employers on best effort basis should ensure that Aarogya Setu is installed by all employees having compatible mobile phones. Shops were also allowed to open under the odd-even scheme. No specific ban now remains on barber and salon and spa services, though the state governments will have the final say.

Hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services, except those meant for housing health/police/ government officials/healthcare workers/stranded persons including tourists and for quarantine facilities and running of canteens at bus depots, railway stations and airports. The zones can be a district, or a municipal corporation/ municipality or even smaller administrative units such as sub-divisions, etc, as decided by States and UTs.

"We thank the government for taking the decision for allowing the delivery of non-essentials in red zones across the country".

Marriage-related gathering shall ensure social distancing, and the maximum number of guests allowed shall not be more than 50. This will facilitate the timely provision of medical attention to those individuals who are at risk, according to a Press Information Bureau (PIB) release.

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