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India Under Lockdown, Here’s The List Of Essential Services That Will Remain Operational

India Under Lockdown, Here's The List Of Essential Services That Will Remain Operational

The entire nation glued on the television when Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the coronavirus outbreak.

While the PM said that the nation must forget about leaving the house for 21 days, the panic-stricken people started rushing to purchase essential commodities like vegetables, milk, etc.

India Under Lockdown, Here's The List Of Essential Services That Will Remain Operational

But many questions remain after Tuesday’s historic broadcast with many people unsure about what they can do and what they cannot do, or which things are available and not, which businesses are essential and non-essential. 

Here is the list of things that you can avail of and things you cannot do. 

1) How long does lock down last? 

Till April 15, 2020

India Under Lockdown, Here's The List Of Essential Services That Will Remain Operational

2) Will local stores operate? 

Shops dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk, meat and fish, animal fodder. Ration shops will also be open.

But factories, weekly bazaars, commercial establishments, offices will remain closed. 

India Under Lockdown, Here's The List Of Essential Services That Will Remain Operational

3) What if I need medicines? 

All Chemist shops and pharmacies will be open. 

India Under Lockdown, Here's The List Of Essential Services That Will Remain Operational

4) Will I be able to buy Petrol and Gas? 

Petrol pumps, LPG, petroleum and gas retail, and storage outlets will continue to operate. 

India Under Lockdown, Here's The List Of Essential Services That Will Remain Operational

5) What about places of worship? 

All places of worship will be closed for the public. Any congregation of more than 5 people is strictly prohibited

6) Can I attend a funeral? 

Congregation of not more than 20 people will be permitted. 

India Under Lockdown, Here's The List Of Essential Services That Will Remain Operational

7) Can I go to the hospital? 

Yes, hospitals and all related medical establishments such as dispensaries, clinics, nursing homes, ambulances will continue to remain functional. 

India Under Lockdown, Here's The List Of Essential Services That Will Remain Operational

8) Will I be able to withdraw money? 

Banks, insurance offices and ATM’s will be open. 

India Under Lockdown, Here's The List Of Essential Services That Will Remain Operational

9) Will there be any Government Offices? 

Offices Of the Government Of India, it’s Autonomous/ Subordinate Offices and Public Corporations shall remain closed.

But post offices, disaster management, fire services, police, law and order, print and electronic media, electricity, water, municipal services will continue to function. 

India Under Lockdown, Here's The List Of Essential Services That Will Remain Operational

10) Will any kind of Transport Function? 

All transport services Air, Rail, and Roadways will remain suspended. 

India Under Lockdown, Here's The List Of Essential Services That Will Remain Operational

11) Will private cars or two-wheeler be allowed? 

Yes, only for those traveling for essential purposes including print and electronic media journalists are allowed. 

India Under Lockdown, Here's The List Of Essential Services That Will Remain Operational

12) Will the Internet be suspended? 

No, telecommunication, broadcast, cable and internet services will continue to operate. 

India Under Lockdown, Here's The List Of Essential Services That Will Remain Operational

13) Can I order items for delivery? 

Delivery of essential goods like medicines, and medical equipment through e-commerce is allowed.

India Under Lockdown, Here's The List Of Essential Services That Will Remain Operational

14) Can I order food through Swiggy, Zomato? 

No. Home delivery of Zomato, Swiggy and Uber eats are prohibited. 

However the public can take-away food from restaurants. Amma canteens with adequate social distancing will also be open. 

India Under Lockdown, Here's The List Of Essential Services That Will Remain Operational

15) What if I have an Exam? 

All educational, training, research, coaching institutions, etc. shall remain closed.

Lastly, wherever exceptions to the above have been allowed, the employers must ensure necessary precautions against the Covid-19 Virus as advised by the Health Department. 

India Under Lockdown, Here's The List Of Essential Services That Will Remain Operational

Let us all join hands to fight against COVID -19 spread in India. Stay indoors and stay healthy. Our determination and moderation will add tremendous strength to end this pandemic. 

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