Lockdown 2.0 exemption list from April 20: All you need to know

According to the Home Ministry's revised lockdown guidelines, select industrial activities are allowed to resume their operations, with adequate safeguards and mandatory standard operating protocols (SOPs); and the digital economy. The MHA guidelines also prescribe National Directives for COVID-19 management; SOPs for social distancing at offices,

workplaces, factories and establishments; and, penalties for offences regarding violation of lockdown measures under relevant sections of Disaster Management Act 2005 and IPC, 1860.

The lockdown guidelines have been released a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of nation-wide lockdown.

List of activities exempted during Lockdown 2.0 from April 20
All Medical facilities that include Aayush, health infrastructure related works.
Agriculture and Horticulture related activities including Mandis run by Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) or notified by State/Union government.
Postal services along with post offices across the country.
Public utility works such as water, sanitation and waste management by Municipal/local bodies in states and union territories.
Trucks with two drivers and a helper. Empty trucks to pick up goods or to return after delivering goods.
Movement of cargos by airways and railways.
Infrastructure projects such as the construction of roads, buildings, irrigation projects including MSME in rural areas.
IT companies, but with only 50 per cent staff and under the strict provisions of social distancing norms.

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