The Centre on Sunday extended the ongoing countrywide lockdown to combat the spread of Covid-19 till May 31 while issuing a nine-page guidelines listing the dos and don’ts during lockdown 4.0. Several relaxations have been allowed, including inter-state movement of passenger vehicles and buses and opening of sports complexes and stadiums. Follow coronavirus LIVE updates
The Union Home Ministry also issued national directives for Covid-19, making wearing of face cover mandatory in public and work places, spitting being liable for fine and banning consumption of liquor, pan, gutkha in public places.
Besides, prohibition on all public gatherings, closure of schools, malls and restaurants, and suspension of flight and Metro services will remain in force till May 31. All domestic, international air travel of passengers, except domestic air ambulance, will remain prohibited. Metro rail services, schools, colleges will remain closed till May end. Highlights of lockdown 4.0 guidelines
Here are the national directives for Covid-19 management:
👉 Wearing face mask or covering the face is compulsory in all public and workplaces.
👉 Spitting in public and workplace shall be a punishable offence.
👉 Social distancing needs to be followed by all persons in public places and in transport.
👉 Marriage related gathering shall ensure social distancing. No more than 50 guests should be allowed.
👉 Funeral/ last rites related gathering shall ensure social distancing, and maximum number of guests allowed shall not be over 20 persons.
👉 Consumption of liquor, gutka, paan and tobacco, etc, in public places is not allowed.
👉 The shops should ensure maximum of six feet distance among customers and should not allow more than 5 persons at the shop.
Here are the directives for workplaces:
👉 As far as possible, practice work from home.
👉 Staggering of work/ business hours shall be followed in offices, workplaces, shops, markets and industrial and commercial establishments.
👉 Provision for thermal scanning, hand wash and sanitiser will be made at all entry and exit points and common areas.
👉 Frequent sanitisation of the entire workplace, common facilities and all points which come into human contact like door handles.
👉 All persons in charge of workplaces shall ensure social distancing through adequate distance between workers, adequate gaps between shifts, staggering lunch breaks for staff, etc.
List of offences and penalties for violation of lockdown measures: