By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Apr 16, 2020 18:10 IST
Lockdown 2.0 new guidelines released, Union Cabinet meeting at 7LKM underway

Asserting the need for a strict lockdown to ensure that Covid-19 did not spread Government of India called Union Cabinet meeting today at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg. The meeting featured out new and detailed guidelines of Lockdown 2.0, which is an extended version of 21 days nationwide lockdown. Indian Government has brought up new guidelines on lockdown 2.0. In Union Cabinet Ministers' meeting which was scheduled at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, announced new detailed guidelines on lockdown which has been extended till 3rd May. The strict guidelines are imposed till 20 April, as per sources. However in his address to the nation, Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday hinted that some conditional curbs could be reviewed after 20th April.

Lockdown 2.0 New Guidelines

As no of Covid19 cases have surpassed the 10,000 mark in India, Government likely to take strict measures till April 20, 2020 across all states and Union Territories, as all kind of Rail and Air services are already suspended by respective ministries.
In India now more than 1.3 billion people are under lockdown 2.0 & are set to face strict measures till one more week, as decision is to be taken in today’s Union Cabinet Ministers’ meeting at 530 hours, IST.

Based on sources as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Tuesday, that in lockdown2.0 the restrictions going to be enforced even more strictly until April 20. After one week some of the curbs could be reviewed in districts, areas where no new case registers in these days, PM said in his address. Lockdown 2.0 detailed guidelines are expected to be laid down today when Union Cabinet meeting will be held at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg at 530 hours.

List of districts where lockdown can be eased

Important to note- The guidelines on lockdown 2.0 would be crucial, as they will dictate the sectors and the pace of opening up of industrial units & locations where relaxation could be given.

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New Guidelines in Union Cabinet meeting

In case of any positive development in any particular area or district, Government can give a conditional concession after April 20, PM Modi said on Tuesday. In the case of any violation, development of any new hotspots, those concessions will be rolled back in those areas. Here are new guidelines issued by Home Ministry-

lockdown 2.0 new guidelines

lockdown 2.0 new guidelines

For those who do not follow the guidelines-

lockdown 2.0 new guidelines

Top 10 Big Highlights on Lockdown 2.0

  1. Bus, Train and Air services to remain suspended till 3rd May
  2. School, Colleges and other educational institutions to remain shut till 3rd May
  3. Sports organizations and activities to remain shut till May 3
  4. No Public Transport is allowed to function till lockdown ends.
  5. Wearing of mask has been made compulsory across India
  6. Spitting at public places will be dealt with strictly
  7. Agricultural activities to be resumed from 20 April
  8. Consolidated MHA guidelines on CoronavirusLockdown- Bank branches and ATMs, IT vendors for banking operations, banking correspondents, ATM operation and cash management agencies to remain functional.
  9. All educational, training institution etc shall remain closed, taxis (including auto & cycle rickshaws) & services of cab aggregators to remain prohibited until May 3. Cinema halls, malls,shopping/sports complexes,gyms,swimming pools,theaters, bars etc to remain closed till May 3
  10. Consolidated MHA guidelines on Coronavirus Lockdown 2.0- All religious places shall be closed for public, religious congregations are strictly prohibited until May 3. In case of funerals, congregation of more than 20 persons will not be permitted for the period.


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