Lockdown guidelines: Inter-state, inter-district movement of people prohibited till May 3

PTI | | Updated on: Apr 15, 2020

AMC health staff check with the thermometer a labourer during the lockdown in Ahmedabad. | Photo Credit: The Hindu

According to the Home Ministry's guidelines on the lockdown educational institutions, coaching centres, air travel and train services will continue to remain suspended

Inter-state, inter-district movement of people, metros and bus services will continue to be prohibited till May 3, the Ministry of Home Affairs has said in its guidelines on the lockdown, which has been extended till May 3.

Educational institutions, coaching centres, domestic, international air travel, train services will also remain suspended.

Cinema halls, malls, shopping complexes, gymnasiums, sports complexes, swimming pools, bars to remain closed till that date, it added.

All social, political, sports, religious functions, religious places, places of worship will remain closed for the public till May 3, the Ministry said in its guideline on lockdown.

Activities permitted from April 20

From April 20, the activities permitted include agricultural, horticultural, farming, procurement of agri products and ’mandis’.

Shops of farm machinery, its spare parts, supply chain, repairs, ‘Custom Hiring Centres’ related to machinery to remain open from April 20.

Highway ‘dhabas’, truck repair shops, call centres for govt activities to remain open from April 20.



Manufacturing units of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, construction of medical infrastructure to remain open from April 20.

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Wearing masks compulsory

The Wearing of masks compulsory in public places across the country in wake of the Covid-19 situation, MHA said.

Grocery stores, fruit, vegetables shops or carts, milk booths, poultry, meat and fish shops to remain open during lockdown, th Ministry said.

Services provided by self-employed electricians, IT repairs, plumbers, motor mechanics, carpenters to be allowed from April 20.

No exemptions for hotspots

Exemptions given from April 20 will not be applicable in Covid-19 hotspots or containment zones: MHA.

State/UT govts shall not dilute lockdown guidelines in any manner; may impose stricter measures as per local requirements, the MHA added.

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Published on April 15, 2020
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