Lockdown Guidelines: Rural Industries, Highways Dhabas, Interstate Transport Of Goods To Resume Operation From April 20

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended the national lockdown up till May 3rd, and while this extension spells out limited activities, the government has issued some relaxation following April 20.

The Government of India led today set out the pointers about which industries will be resuming duties before the lockdown ends. This move is expected to cushion the economy which is expected to take a massive fall in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Agriculture and related activities will resume, this will help in generating jobs for daily wagers. Similarly for other industries that are operating in rural areas, provided social distancing is employed.

Highway dhabas, truck repair shops, inter-state transport of goods will also be allowed post April 20.

Manufacturing unites of pharmaceuticals and medical equipment will resume as well.

The supply of milk, milk products, poultry and livestock farming and tea, coffee and rubber plantations will resume.

However air, train and road travel, educational institutions; industrial and commercial activities, hotels, cinema halls, shopping complexes, theatres stay closed. Social, political and other events, religious centres and gatherings will also not be allowed.

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