A statement from the Ministry of Home Affairs said that the government will be lifting restrictions one-commerce companies, goods movement by roads, as well as restart port and air cargo operations.
“To mitigate hardship to the public, select additional activities have been allowed,” the ministry said, that the states are responsible for ensuring all the safety and social distancing protocol. the exemptions doesn’t apply to a dozen hotspots of this virus contamination.
Allowing industries including food processing, mines, package material, oil and gas elporations and refineries to resume operation will provide livelihood for the workers. As more than 45 crore workers depend on the daily wages. The government is also allowing agriculture will employ over 80 crore people directly or indirectly.
This partial lockdown made it clear that long-distance travelling through air, road and railways would still be suspended along with shopping malls, schools, theatres and religious places till May 3, completing 40 days of lockdown.
With the government allowing some of these economical activities to restart, there is a chance that the economic hit might not be very bad.
The guideline of the lockdown is pretty clear about the safety and social distancing protocol. Face masks are mandatory. The people are requested to take mandotory measures like covering faces in workplace and public, and hygienic measures like sanitisers, spitting fine and thermal screening.
Asia’s third-largest economy was on track to grow 5%, we all are hoping to get back on our regular lives as soon as possible