Agriculture Sector, Personal Places of work Amongst These Operational From April 20


Coronavirus Lockdown: Government has released an updated list of what will be open after April 20

New Delhi:

The government has released a new list of activities and services that will be functional from April 20 in parts of the country least affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

The revised list – another was released this week – includes health services (inclusive of AYUSH), agriculture and horticultural activities, fishing (marine and inland), plantation activities (tea, coffee and rubber with maximum of 50 per cent of workers) and animal husbandry.

It also includes financial and social services sectors and commercial and private establishments like print and electronic media and hotels, homestays and small lodges accommodating tourists and persons stranded by the lockdown.

These activities are meant to “mitigate hardship to the public” but will only be allowed “based on strict compliance to existing guidelines”, the government cautioned, adding that states and union territories were directed to “ensure preparations with regard to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for social distancing in offices, workplaces and factories”.

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted a list of activities to be allowed, noting that these will not be allowed in containment zones.

The government, for whom a Group of Ministers (GoM) held a crucial meeting today chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, has said that easing of restrictions will be in accordance with Home Ministry guidelines released on April 15. The GoM also said respective state governments will have final say on the matter of permissions and can impose harsher restrictions, if the need calls for it.

The earlier list included the sale of mobile phones, television sets, refrigerators, laptops, clothes and stationery items for schoolchildren sold through e-commerce platforms like Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal. Delivery vans will, however, need permission to operate, the government added.

The list also included activities from non-banking finance corporations and micro-finance institutions that were marked as essential services.

Coconut, spice bamboo, areca nut and cocoa plantations, and forest produce by scheduled tribes had also been added to the list.

Construction in rural areas of water supply and sanitation and laying of power lines and telecom optical fibres and cables will also be allowed, according to the notification put out by the home ministry.

Guidelines on re-opening certain sectors and allowing some economic activities – in districts that have not been declared COVID-19 hotspots – come after Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the lockdown to May 3. That decision was taken after a four-hour video conference with 13 chief ministers, who pointed to the impact of the lockdown on the economy.

Acknowledging the request, PM Modi said: “In my first address I had said, ‘Jaan hai to jahaan hai (If there is life, the world will exist)’. We must now look at ‘Jaan bhi, jahaan bhi (life and the world)”.

The total lockdown has been credited with saving lakhs of lives – the centre has claimed 8.2 lakh could have been infected otherwise – but it has also hit the economy hard; the IMF (International Monetary Fund) said it expects the economy to grow by only 1.9 per cent this year.

India has over 14,000 cases of the novel coronavirus and 480 deaths have been linked to the virus.

World

22,50,597Cases

15,25,529Active

5,70,769Recovered

1,54,299Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 185 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 22,50,597 and 1,54,299 have died; 15,25,529 are active cases and 5,70,769 have recovered as on April 18, 2020 at 1:48 pm.

India

14,378 991Cases

11,906 705Active

1,992 243Recovered

480 43Deaths

In India, there are 14,378 confirmed cases including 480 deaths. The number of active cases is 11,906 and 1,992 have recovered as on April 18, 2020 at 8:00 am.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths

DistrictCases

Mumbai514

Pune134

Mumbai Suburban65

Thane31

Sangli24

Ahmednagar22

Nagpur17

Latur8

Palghar8

Aurangabad8

Raigad6

Satara5

Yavatmal4

Osmanabad4

Buldhana4

Jalgaon2

Kolhapur2

Hingoli2

Ratnagiri2

Washim1

Nashik1

Sindhudurg1

Amravati1

Jalna1

Gondia1

Details Awaited*2455

3323 118

2791 80

331 31

201 7

DistrictCases

South175

Central100

North66

Shahdara66

New Delhi56

South East33

South West24

West23

East17

North East9

North West6

Details Awaited*1132

1707 67

1593 42

72 21

42 4

DistrictCases

Chennai150

Coimbatore60

Dindigul45

Tirunelveli36

Erode32

Tiruchirappalli30

Namakkal28

Madurai24

Theni24

Karur22

Tiruppur19

Villupuram16

Cuddalore13

Thiruvallur12

Thiruvarur12

Salem12

Virudhunagar11

Thanjavur11

Nagapattinam11

Tiruvannamalai9

Kanchipuram6

Kanniyakumari6

Sivaganga5

Vellore5

The Nilgiris4

Ramanathapuram2

Ariyalur1

Perambalur1

Details Awaited*716

1323 56

1025

283 103

15

DistrictCases

Indore116

Bhopal70

Morena12

Jabalpur8

Ujjain8

Barwani3

Khargone3

Chhindwara2

Gwalior2

Shivpuri2

Vidisha1

Details Awaited*1083

1310 190

1172 169

69 5

69 16

DistrictCases

Jaipur104

Jodhpur55

Bhilwara27

Tonk20

Jhunjhunu20

Jaisalmer16

Bikaner11

Churu11

Kota10

Banswara9

Ajmer7

Dungarpur6

Dausa6

Bharatpur5

Alwar4

Udaipur4

Nagaur2

Pali2

Pratapgarh2

Dholpur1

Karauli1

Sikar1

Details Awaited*905

1229 98

1035 71

183 19

11 8

DistrictCases

Ahmadabad79

Surat18

Bhavnagar13

Gandhinagar12

Vadodara12

Rajkot10

Patan5

Porbandar3

Mahesana2

Kachchh2

Gir Somnath2

Panch Mahals1

Anand1

Sabar Kantha1

Jamnagar1

Chhotaudepur1

Morbi1

Botad1

Details Awaited*934

1099 169

972 151

86 13

41 5

DistrictCases

Gautam Buddha Nagar58

Agra49

Meerut32

Ghaziabad23

Lucknow22

Shamli14

Saharanpur13

Kanpur Nagar8

Sitapur8

Varanasi7

Bareilly6

Maharajganj6

Basti5

Ghazipur5

Firozabad4

Hathras4

Kheri4

Baghpat3

Pratapgarh3

Jaunpur3

Hapur3

Azamgarh3

Bulandshahr3

Rae Bareli2

Mirzapur2

Pilibhit2

Mathura2

Banda2

Shahjahanpur1

Kaushambi1

Moradabad1

Prayagraj1

Hardoi1

Budaun1

Bijnor1

Barabanki1

Auraiya1

Details Awaited*544

849 44

753 35

82 8

14 1

DistrictCases

Hyderabad174

Nizamabad26

Warangal Urban23

Medchal Malkajgiri17

Ranga Reddy17

Nalgonda13

Jogulamba Gadwal12

Adilabad10

Kamareddy9

Karimnagar9

Mahabubnagar8

Suryapet8

Sangareddy7

Jagitial4

Vikarabad4

Nirmal4

Medak4

Bhadradri Kothagudem4

Peddapalli2

Mulugu2

Jangoan2

Nagarkurnool2

Jayashankar Bhupalapally1

Siddipet1

Mahabubabad1

Details Awaited*402

766 66

562 66

186

18

DistrictCases

Kurnool57

Spsr Nellore42

Guntur38

Krishna28

Y.s.r.27

Prakasam24

West Godavari21

Visakhapatanam20

Chittoor17

East Godavari12

Anantapur6

Details Awaited*280

572 38

522 22

36 16

14

DistrictCases

Kasaragod149

Kannur51

Ernakulam26

Thiruvananthapuram15

Malappuram14

Kozhikode13

Pathanamthitta13

Thrissur12

Idukki10

Kollam8

Palakkad7

Alappuzha3

Kottayam3

Wayanad3

Details Awaited*69

396 1

138

255 10

3

DistrictCases

Bengaluru Urban59

Mysuru34

Chikkaballapura10

Bidar10

Uttara Kannada10

Dakshina Kannada8

Belagavi7

Ballari6

Kalaburagi6

Bagalkote5

Bengaluru Rural5

Udupi4

Mandya3

Tumakuru2

Davangere2

Gadag1

Kodagu1

Dharwad1

Chitradurga1

Details Awaited*184

359 44

257 37

89 7

13

DistrictCases

Srinagar33

Bandipora24

Baramulla16

Budgam9

Jammu9

Udhampur8

Kupwara5

Pulwama4

Rajouri3

Shopian3

Ganderbal2

Details Awaited*212

328 14

281 9

42 4

5 1

DistrictCases

Kolkata37

Howrah15

Medinipur East12

Kalimpong7

24 Paraganas North6

Jalpaiguri5

Nadia5

24 Paraganas South4

Hooghly4

Purba Bardhaman3

Medinipur West2

Paschim Bardhaman2

Darjeeling1

Details Awaited*184

287 32

222 28

55 4

10

DistrictCases

Nuh38

Gurugram35

Palwal28

Faridabad19

Karnal5

Ambala4

Panipat4

Fatehabad3

Sirsa3

Panchkula2

Bhiwani2

Rohtak1

Kaithal1

Sonipat1

Jind1

Hisar1

Charki Dadri1

Details Awaited*76

225 20

179 20

43

3

DistrictCases

S.a.s Nagar26

Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (nawanshahr)18

Amritsar10

Hoshiarpur7

Jalandhar6

Ludhiana5

Mansa5

Fatehgarh Sahib2

Pathankot2

Faridkot1

Kapurthala1

Moga1

Patiala1

Barnala1

Details Awaited*116

202 16

162 16

27

13

DistrictCases

Siwan6

Gaya5

Patna5

Munger4

Gopalganj3

Begusarai2

Nalanda2

Saharsa2

Bhagalpur1

Lakhisarai1

Saran1

Details Awaited*51

83 3

44 2

37

2 1

DistrictCases

Khordha33

Bhadrak3

Cuttack2

Jajapur1

Kalahandi1

Kendrapara1

Puri1

Details Awaited*18

60

40

19

1

DistrictCases

Dehradun17

Udam Singh Nagar4

Nainital3

Almora1

Pauri Garhwal1

Details Awaited*14

40 3

31 3

9

0

DistrictCases

Raipur5

Korba2

Bilaspur1

Durg1

Rajnandgaon1

Details Awaited*26

36 3

12 2

24 1

0

DistrictCases

Solan7

Kangra3

Una3

Details Awaited*23

36 1

19 1

16

1

DistrictCases

Golaghat9

Goalpara4

Marigaon4

Nalbari4

Dhubri3

Kamrup Metro2

Cachar1

Hailakandi1

Kamrup1

Karimganj1

Lakhimpur1

South Salmara Mancachar1

Details Awaited*3

35

29

5

1

DistrictCases

Ranchi2

Hazaribagh1

Details Awaited*30

33 5

31 5

0

2

DistrictCases

Chandigarh18

Details Awaited*3

21

12

9

0

DistrictCases

Leh Ladakh11

Kargil3

Details Awaited*4

18

4

14

0

DistrictCases

North And Middle Andaman7

South Andamans3

Details Awaited*2

12 1

1

11 1

0

DistrictCases

East Khasi Hills1

Details Awaited*8

9 2

8 2

0

1

DistrictCases

North Goa5

South Goa1

Details Awaited*1

7

1

6

0

DistrictCases

Pondicherry4

Mahe1

Details Awaited*2

7

6

1

0

DistrictCases

Imphal West1

Thoubal1

2

1

1

0

DistrictCases

Gomati1

Details Awaited*1

2

1

1

0

1

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

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