Lockdown 2.0: E-commerce, plumbers, electricians allowed after April 20 – india information
You can’t go to a multiplex to watch a movie or eat at a restaurant, but if your home needs repairs you can call a plumber or an electrician.
The Union’s Home Office issued extensive guidelines on permitted commercial and industrial activity on Wednesday as the country entered on the first day of the extended statewide lockdown through May 3.
The guidelines state that all “kirana” shops and carts that deal with groceries and groceries, hygiene articles, fruit and vegetables, poultry, meat and fish, and animal feed may be operated after April 20th. will come in place after that day.
The government has also allowed e-commerce businesses to work. The guidelines state that e-commerce companies and “vehicles used by e-commerce operators may operate with the required permissions”.
Print and electronic media, including broadcast, DTH and cable services, will continue to operate.
Services by electricians, IT repair personnel, plumbers, car mechanics and carpenters have also been approved.
However, most of these services are only permitted outside of security areas reported by local administrations.
While recreational facilities are closed, there will also be no domestic or international air travel, except for the evacuation of foreigners stranded in India or for security purposes.
Buses, subway services, and the interstate or domestic transportation of ordinary passengers other than doctors, nurses, midwives and security personnel are prohibited.
All educational, training and coaching facilities will also remain closed. However, these institutions are expected to maintain their academic schedule through online teaching.
Taxi services, including Ola and Uber, auto rickshaws, and cycle rickshaws, cannot operate as per guidelines.
However, all medical facilities, including veterinary clinics, will be open to the public. The detailed guidelines state that hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and telemedical facilities will be operational.
The center’s pet, Jan Aushadi Kendras, as well as medical device shops, medical laboratories and collection centers, pharmaceutical and medical research laboratories, and pathology clinics will be operational.
As a great relief for seniors, home care providers have been allowed to work with diagnostic and medical supply chain companies.
The fisheries and dairy sectors will remain fully operational as several concerns have been raised about the impact of the initial lockdown on this perishable sector. According to the guidelines of the Ministry of the Interior, “fishing, aquaculture, feeding and maintenance, harvesting, processing, packaging and marketing” are permitted.
Transport of fish, shrimp, fish products, fish seeds and all related activities is also permitted.
Similarly, a maximum of 50% of the workforce is allowed to operate tea, coffee and rubber plantations. The government has also allowed the sale and marketing of tea, coffee, gum and cashew nuts with a maximum of 50% of the workforce.
While the collection, distribution, processing and sale of milk and dairy products was permitted, the government has allowed the resumption of the production and operation of animal feed in animal shelters, including “gaushalas”.
Homes for children, the mentally handicapped, the needy and women are permitted, as are aftercare homes and safety rooms for young people.
The government has also approved postal services, including post offices and movement of all freight.