Lockdown 4.0 Guidelines state-wise: Relaxed rules in lockdown 4.0 announced by states

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Lockdown 4.0 Guidelines State Wise Latest Updates: After the Central government on Sunday released the guidelines for the fourth phase of lockdown guidelines in India, several states have issued fresh guidelines. The Lockdown 4.0 guidelines have given more relaxations to states in comparison to the previous guidelines of Lockdown 3.0. In a televised address to the nation recently, PM Modi had said that lockdown extension would happen after the end of Lockdown 3.0. The demands and expectations of states on lockdown extension had been mixed- with some demanding the extension while others are in favour of opening up businesses in non-containment zones.  Now, the delineation of red, green, and orange zones will be decided by the respective State/Union Territory governments, after taking into consideration the parameters shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Home Ministry said. The total number of Corona positive cases in India is 96,169, including 56,316 active cases, 38823 cured/discharged/migrated cases, death toll 3029 deaths. As many as 120 people died in the last 24 hours.

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    16:09 (IST)19 May 2020
    Maharashtra govt issues revised rules for Lockdown 4

    Maharashtra government has issued Lockdown 4.0 guidelines to check Coronavirus COVID 19. According to the Coronavirus Lockdown guidelines, e-commerce activity for essential as well as non-essential items and material have been permitted in red zones. All industrial units/construction sites are allowed to operate in the red zones. Sport complexes, stadia and other public open spaces will remain open for individual exercises in non-red zones; spectators and group activities are strictly not allowed. Intradistrict bus service with maximum 50 er cent capacity/bus has been allowed in non-red zones. READ More

    11:50 (IST)19 May 2020
    Guidelines to prevent spread of COVID-19 in office

    The basic preventive measures include simple public health measures that are to be followed to reduce the risk of infection with COVID-19. These measures need to be observed by all (employees and visitors) at all times. These include:

    i. Physical distancing of at least one meter to be followed at all times.ii. Use of face covers/masks to be mandatory.iii. Practice frequent hand washing (for at least 40-60 seconds) even when hands are not visibly dirty and use of alcohol based hand sanitizers (for at least 20 seconds).iv. Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue/handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing off used tissues properly.v. Self-monitoring of health by all and reporting any illness at the earliest

    (Source: Health ministry)

    11:50 (IST)19 May 2020
    Guidelines to prevent spread of COVID-19 in office

    The basic preventive measures include simple public health measures that are to be followed to reduce the risk of infection with COVID-19. These measures need to be observed by all (employees and visitors) at all times. These include:

    i. Physical distancing of at least one meter to be followed at all times.ii. Use of face covers/masks to be mandatory.iii. Practice frequent hand washing (for at least 40-60 seconds) even when hands are not visibly dirty and use of alcohol based hand sanitizers (for at least 20 seconds).iv. Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue/handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing off used tissues properly.v. Self-monitoring of health by all and reporting any illness at the earliest

    (Source: Health ministry)

    09:49 (IST)19 May 2020
    Delhi Lockdown 4.0 Guideline

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced a detailed guidelines for fourth phase of shutdown in the national capital. He said that corona was not going to go away unless any vaccine was found. He said that the people will have to live with Covid-19. “When corona came in India, we did not have anything – testing kits, quarantine centres. But we now have all required facilities. So now we will have to think of opening up of our economy,” Kejriwal said. READ MORE

    08:41 (IST)19 May 2020
    Uttar Pradesh Lockdown 4.0 Guidelines Released

    Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has issues fresh guidelines for Lockdown 4.0. UP has now allowed resumption of all industrial activities in non-containment zones. The fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown will last till May 31. Read FULL Details

    08:30 (IST)19 May 2020
    Gujarat Lockdown 4.0 Guidelines: Pan, tea shops allowed

    Rajkot: Paan and tea shops allowed to function during the fourth phase of the COVID-19 lockdown. The shop owners have to ensure that customers maintain a minimum 6 feet distance from each other and that not more than 5 people are present at one time at the shop. (ANI)

    23:58 (IST)18 May 2020
    Provide jobs to migrant workers who have returned to the state: Assam CM to BDOs

    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday stressed on the need to focus on providing job opportunities to migrants workers who have returned to the state due to COVID-19 pandemic. Reviewing the progress of various schemes being implemented at the villages by the Panchayat and Rural Development department, Sonowal interacting with Block Development Officers asked them to provide job opportunities to the youth who have returned to their villages.  The chief minister reviewed the progress of various schemes being implemented by the Panchayat and Rural Development department. Sonowal asked the BDOs to carry out schemes which would create assets in society and provide job opportunities to the returning youths. The chief minister also directed the deputy commissioners to identify skills of the migrant workers who have returned to their respective districts and engage them in schemes suitable to their capabilities. He also asked the DCs to take steps for settlement of all land related disputes for expeditiously carrying out PMAY and MGNREGA works, besides evaluating utility of assets that have already been created under different schemes of P&RD department. In view of several complaints of anomaly received on disbursal of Rs 1000 provided by the Government to non-NFSA card holders following the lockdown, Sonowal instructed the DCs to find out those involved in the misconduct and take steps for bringing them to justice. He also asked them to provide detail note on every scheme to the GP presidents and secretaries so that they could be brought to the knowledge of the people promoting greater involvement of the community in the schemes. (PTI)

    23:52 (IST)18 May 2020
    Ola, Uber services resumed in select regions under red zone

    Cab hailing services Uber and Ola have expanded operations in more cities including few in the red zone. While Uber added Delhi, Mysore, Sonipat, Faridabad etc. under red zone taking the total number of cities it is operational in to 34, Ola expanded to more than 160 cities in states including Karnataka, Telangana, Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, Punjab, Tamil Nadu (except Chennai), Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and Assam. Ola and Uber had suspended their services ever since the government imposed the lockdown on March 25. The services were resumed partially in green and orange zones on May 4 following the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines easing restrictions. The revised guidelines on Sunday gave a blanket approval to all the services except those that were specifically prohibited, as per the MHA order, including air travel, metro, educational institutes, hotels, restaurants, cinema halls, religious places etc. |READ MORE

    23:49 (IST)18 May 2020
    Delhi's Tis Hazari Courts Complex issues directive

    Delhi's Tis Hazari Courts Complex, in a circular, has directed lawyers, Court staff and others not to use saliva while affixing court fee stamps on the application & petition and envelopes containing summons, notices, etc in view of COVID-19 outbreak and to minimize its effect. (ANI)

    23:47 (IST)18 May 2020
    Government of Delhi asks employers on best efforts basis should ensure that Aarogya Setu is installed by all employees

    Lockdown4 With a view to ensuring safety in offices and workplaces, employers on best efforts basis should ensure that Aarogya Setu is installed by all employees having compatible mobile phones: Government of Delhi (ANI)

    23:41 (IST)18 May 2020
    Shops in Delhi markets to open on odd-even basis; buses, cabs to run with restrictions: Kejriwal

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced opening of shops in markets on an odd-even basis and running of buses with 20 passengers in the city but said Metro services, schools, colleges, barber shops and salons will remain closed till May 31. "We have to gradually move towards opening the economy. We used the lockdown period to make preparations to deal with COVID-19. The penance done by Delhiites in the last one and a half months will not go waste," the chief minister said in an online media briefing. "Coronavirus will remain, but life will also have to go on. We cannot have a lockdown permanently," he said, adding that we have to live with COVID-19. Announcing the relaxations for the fourth phase of the lockdown, the chief minister said all kinds of shops would be allowed to open in the national capital and restaurants can open for home-delivery and takeaways but dining facilities will not be permitted. Barber shops, salons and spas will, however, remain closed till May 31, he added. While hotels will remain closed, all liquor shops in the city will be allowed to open, except for those in containment zones, malls and shopping complexes, government officials said. "Shops in markets will open on odd-even basis. Stand-alone shops, neighbourhood shops and shops in residential complex will remain open," the chief minister said. "If social distancing is not maintained by a shopkeeper, his or her shop will be closed by the authorities," Kejriwal warned. No activity will be permitted in containment zones, except for essential services, he said. Wearing masks and following social distancing norms are mandatory in the city, the chief minister said. Kejriwal said people boarding buses in the city will have to be screened first and all four-wheeler vehicles, including taxis, will be allowed with only two passengers. "In a bus, only 20 passengers will be allowed to travel. The Transport Department will have the responsibility to maintain social distancing during travel and at bus stops," he said. The chief minister said drivers of taxis, auto rickshaws and cabs will have to disinfect the sitting area of passengers after every trip. Maxi cabs can ply with five passengers and RTVs with 11, he added. Car-sharing and car-pooling will, however, not be allowed by cab aggregators in the city, Kejriwal said, adding that two-wheelers will be permitted but no pillion riders. "All government and private offices have been permitted to operate with their entire staff. But, private offices should try to work from home," he said. Construction activities are permitted but labourers residing in Delhi will only be allowed to work there, the chief minister said. Industries can operate with staggered timings, he said, adding that trucks will be allowed to ply in Delhi. Religious, social and political gatherings are barred in Delhi till May 31, the chief minister said. A total of 50 people can attend marriage functions and 20 people can take part in funerals, he said. The chief minister said sports complexes and stadiums were permitted to function but no spectators would be allowed. Malls, shopping complexes, gymnasiums, entertainment parks, auditoriums and bars will remain closed, he said. Movement of people between 7 pm and 7 am are prohibited. Also, movement of people above 65 years of age, those with co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below 10 are not allowed, he said. Delhi has so far reported 10,054 COVID-19 cases and 4,485 of these have recovered, which means 45 per cent of those infected have recovered, the chief minister said. He said 160 fatalities have been recorded in the city due to the disease so far, adding the COVID-19 death rate is less in Delhi in comparison to other states. Kejriwal added that the activities have been allowed in accordance with guidelines issued by the Centre for the fourth phase of the lockdown. On Sunday, the Centre extended the coronavirus-triggered lockdown in the country till May 31 while giving more relaxations. (PTI)

    23:39 (IST)18 May 2020
    Telangana govt extends lockdown till May 31; Eases curbs, allows public transport

    The Telangana government on Monday announced extension of COVID-19 lockdown till May 31 while declaring the entire state barring containment areas as green zones where it allowed several relaxations such as resumption of public transport, hair salons and e-commerce activities. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao made the announcement, a day after the Centre extended the national lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus till the month end, saying life has to go on with the pathogen till a vaccine is found. He had earlier announced the lockdown would be in force in the state till May 29. Speaking after a meeting of the state Cabinet, Rao late on Monday announced several relaxations, including resumption of public transport with conditions. (PTI)

    23:38 (IST)18 May 2020
    Industrial firms to be permitted to function in staggered business hours: Delhi govt order

    The Delhi government on Monday said industrial establishments in the city will be permitted to function in staggered business hours and directed RWAs to not prevent anyone allowed by authorities from performing duty. In a late-night order, Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev extended the lockdown till May 31 in the national capital. To ensure safety at offices and workplaces, employers on best efforts basis should make sure that 'Aarogya Setu' app is installed by all employees, the order stated. "Industrial firms whose registered name starts with A to L may function from 7.30 am to 5.30 pm while other firms who name starts with M to Z may function from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm in Delhi," Dev said in his order. "RWAs shall not prevent any person from performing their services and duties, which has been permitted under these (govt's) guidelines," the order also stated. The government said any person violating the measures prescribed by it will face action. While announcing the number of lockdown relaxations earlier in the day, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that shops in markets will be allowed to open on odd-even basis. The chief minister said that buses with 20 passengers will ply but added Metro services, schools, colleges, cinema halls, barber shops and saloons will remain closed till May 31. All kinds of shops will be allowed to open in the national capital. Restaurants can open for home-delivery and takeaways but dining facilities will not be permitted, Kejriwal said during an online media briefing. (PTI)

    23:36 (IST)18 May 2020
    Lockdown has been extended in Uttar Pradesh till 31st May

    Lockdown has been extended in Uttar Pradesh till 31st May: State Chief Secretary Rajendra Kumar Tiwari (ANI)

    23:04 (IST)18 May 2020
    DTC, cluster buses to ply on Delhi roads as per availability of staff

    Maximum number of DTC and cluster buses will resume operation on the city roads from Tuesday depending on the availability of drivers and conductors, officials said. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced relaxations during the fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown, including opening of public transport services with conditions of social distancing in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Not more than 20 passengers will be allowed to board the bus. The transport department will be responsible for ensuring social distancing is maintained on every bus and across all bus depots in the city. Marshals, civil defence volunteers, enforcement personnel of the transport department will be deployed to help people maintain social distancing. A senior transport department officer said maximum number of DTC and Cluster buses will be operated in the city, depending on availability of the staff. "A significant number of drivers and conductors live in NCR cities of Faridabad, Ghaziabad and Gurugram. It is difficult currently to commute due to restrictions on the borders so availability of staff will be an issue," he said. The number of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and DIMTS-operated Cluster buses in the city is over 6,000. Private bus operators in the city have demanded financial help from the Delhi government to resume operations. "We have been sitting idle for nearly two months without any income. Now, government has imposed social distancing norm in buses. This will not be possible without financial help to tue bus operators," said Shyam Lal Gola, general secretary of STA Operators Ekta Manch. "The Delhi government has also allowed autos, taxis, cabs and other last mile connectivity vehicles with limited number of passengers to maintain social distancing."The cab drivers will have disinfect passenger seat after each drop-off. Carpooling will not be allowed for cab aggregator and only two passengers will be allowed in a cab. Movement of private vehicles will be allowed with not more than two passengers in a four-wheeler and not more than one rider on a two-wheeler vehicle. (PTI)

    23:01 (IST)18 May 2020
    Assam govt directs DMs to impose night curfew till May 31

    The Assam government on Monday directed all District Magistrates to impose night curfew for 12 hours from 7 pm during the fourth phase of the lockdown till May 31, Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna said. The chief secretary, as the Chairperson of the state Disaster Management Authority, issued the set of guidelines which will be enforced by the District Magistrates. The state has issued relaxations except in containment and buffer zones which include all industries and their supply chains are allowed to operate without the need for any specific order and all personnel working there in shifts are allowed to commute to work as per shift timings. Tea industries and workers engaged there at all times, all warehouses are allowed to operate at all times and personnel required for their operation are allowed to operate at all times. All activities related to PDS operators, FCI warehouses, Railways, LPG and petroleum delivery services and workers are allowed to operate at all times. E-Commerce for all commodities is allowed, delivery of goods will be allowed till 7 pm but back-end activities, including warehouse is allowed at all hours. All automobile dealerships and outlets are allowed to operate between 7 am to 7 pm. Supply chain related to essential food items like milk, fish and other perishables including workers engaged there are allowed to operate at all times. All essential services, including conservancy services by municipal bodies and other government agencies are allowed at all times. Private offices located at the same building as that of a mall are allowed to operate but the shops in the same building will not be allowed to open and all stand-alone and market complex shops shall be allowed to operate. Private medical clinics and OPDs, including veterinary OPDs shall be allowed to open. Large stand-alone shops are allowed to operate with limited number of entrants. Auto-rickshaws, cycle rickshaws, taxis and private four wheelers shall operate with one driver and two others, maintaining social distancing. Two-wheelers, pillion riding is allowed either with one female or one child up to the age of 12 years. City buses, intra-district and inter-district buses shall operate with 50 per cent capacity and only 50 per cent of total number of buses can operate under the authority of the Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) . Inter-state movement of buses will be allowed only after mutually agreed understanding between concerned states, All vehicles which are allowed to ply are not permitted to stop in the containment and buffer zones. Movement of good carriers, both laden and empty shall be allowed except in containment zones. Livestock carrying trucks shall be allowed to enter the state, except those carrying pigs. Bank employees are allowed to move beyond 7 pm depending on necessity while government offices shall function normally but with staggered work hours for employees. All construction works shall be allowed between 7 am and 6 pm but all construction activities relating to highway construction and flood control works are allowed at all times. Media persons and persons engaged in printing newspapers and persons engaged in newspaper distribution are allowed to operate at all times. Barber shops, salons and parlours shall continue to remain closed though home visits would be allowed after following hygiene and sanitization norms. Haats and bazars, including weekly markets shall remain closed throughout the state. Sports activities without person to persons contact and spectators shall be allowed. Female employees, both private and public, with children below five years of age are not allowed to attend office till March 31 when it will be reviewed again. Persons above the age of 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of ten years shall stay at home except for essential and health purposes. Educational institutions shall remain closed but online classes are permitted. Hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services shall remain closed except those used for emergency services and quarantine facilities. All cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums and public halls shall remain closed. All religious places of worships shall remain closed and religious congregations are strictly prohibited. Consumption of liquor, betel, gutkha, tobacco in public places is strictly prohibited and spitting in public and work places is punishable by law. In containment zones, only essential activities are allowed, the order stated. The state government, based on the assessment of the situation, may prohibit certain other activities or impose restrictions, in various zones. (PTI)

    22:55 (IST)18 May 2020
    No movement of people from 7 pm to 7 am allowed in Punjab till May 31

    The movement of people between 7 pm and 7 am for non-essential activities in Punjab will remain prohibited till May 31 to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic, according to an order issued by the state home department. The order was issued on Sunday after the Centre extended the nationwide lockdown till May 31. The Punjab government has lifted curfew restrictions from Monday and imposed lockdown till May 31. According to the order, all shopping malls will remain closed in the state. However, all shops including in main markets in urban and rural areas shall be allowed to open between 7 am and 6 pm. However, for shops located in main bazaars, market complexes, 'rehri' markets and other crowded places, the district authorities can exercise their discretion and in order to avoid crowding can stagger opening of shops, it said. The order allows barber shops and haircut saloons to open subject to compliance as may be issued by the health department. Sports complexes and stadia will be allowed but without spectators, it said. All employees of the government, private offices and other workplaces would be allowed to move without any requirement of pass from 7 am to 7 pm, it said. Meanwhile, Mohali Deputy Commissioner, in an order, said a maximum of 20 people can gather at marriage and funerals. Specific permission for the same may be obtained from the sub-divisional magistrate concerned. Besides, the banks may operate during their normal working hours without any restrictions with full staff, if so required, so as to facilitate increased public dealing, according to a release issued here. (PTI)

    22:50 (IST)18 May 2020
    20 trains are leaving Punjab every day, says CMO

    As many as 20 trains are leaving Punjab every day, with 15 scheduled for UP and 6 for Bihar on Monday. Chief Minister said while more trains were needed for Bihar, the state was not willing to take in people at this stage as their quarantine facilities were full: Punjab CMO

    22:50 (IST)18 May 2020
    More than 2 lakh migrants have left Punjab, says CMO

    As of date, more than 2 lakh migrants of the 11 lakh who had registered on the special portal created by the government have left the state: Punjab Chief Minister's Office (ANI)

    22:47 (IST)18 May 2020
    Puducherry to reopen liquor shops from Wednesday

    Cabinet meeting reconvened now and decided to impose a corona fee for liquor and to reopen the liquor shops day after tomorrow in Puducherry: V Narayanasamy, Puducherry Chief (ANI)

    22:41 (IST)18 May 2020
    Offices should ensure Aarogya Setu app is installed by staff, says Delhi govt

    To ensure safety at offices, workplaces, employers on best efforts basis should ensure Aarogya Setu app is installed by staff: Delhi govt (PTI)

    22:39 (IST)18 May 2020
    RWAs shall not prevent any person allowed by govt from performing their duties, says Delhi govt

    RWAs shall not prevent any person allowed by govt from performing their duties: Delhi govt order (PTI)

    22:38 (IST)18 May 2020
    Delhi govt on industrial establishments functioning in staggered business hours

    Industrial firms whose name starts with A to L may function from 7.30 am to 5.30 pm, other firms M to Z from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm in Delhi (PTI)

    22:30 (IST)18 May 2020
    Industrial establishments to be permitted to function in staggered business hours in Delhi

    Lockdown relaxations: Industrial establishments to be permitted to function in staggered business hours: Delhi govt order (PTI)

    22:24 (IST)18 May 2020
    Goa MLA says got booking in hotel serving as quarantine centre

    Independent MLA Rohan Khaunte on Monday claimed some hotels in Goa were accepting bookings despite a lockdown in place for novel coronavirus outbreak, and termed it "quarantine tourism". Khaunte said he had managed to get bookings done for May 20-21 in Old Goa Residency despite the hotel being declared a quarantine centre. As per lockdown norms laid down by the Centre, hotels and restaurants are not permitted to remain open. The Porvorim MLA said the BJP government in the state under Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had failed to tackle the coronavirus crisis. He also asked the state government to postpone SSC and HSC exams and said the CM "should not play with the lives of children". (PTI)

    22:11 (IST)18 May 2020
    Entire office building needn't be closed if 1 or 2 COVID-19 cases are reported, says Health Ministry

    The entire office building need not be closed if one or two cases of COVID-19 are reported there and work can resume after it is disinfected as per protocol, the Union health ministry said on Monday. However, if there is a larger outbreak, the entire building will have to be closed for 48 hours. All staff will work from home till the building is adequately disinfected and is declared fit for re-occupation, it said in the guidelines on preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in workplace settings. The document outlines the preventive and response measures to be observed to contain the spread of COVID-19 in workplace settings. It stated that any staff reportedly suffering from a flu-like illness should not attend office and seek medical advice from local health authorities. Such persons, if diagnosed as a suspect or confirmed case of COVID-19 should immediately inform office authorities, it said. (PTI)

    21:52 (IST)18 May 2020
    Resumption of transport services like bus and takeaway orders allowed in Gujarat

    Resumption of transport services like bus and takeaway orders allowed for restaurants and eateries in non-containment zones: Rupani. (PTI)

    21:45 (IST)18 May 2020
    Barber shops, outlets selling paan masala allowed in non-containment zones, says Gujarat CM

    Barber shops, outlets selling paan masala allowed in non-containment zones, says Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. (PTI)

    21:31 (IST)18 May 2020
    Liquor shops to open in Jharkhand from tomorrow, says CM Hemant Soren

    Liquor shops to open in the state from tomorrow: Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren (ANI)

    21:11 (IST)18 May 2020
    Allowing 50 per cent staff to resume work is move towards normal functioning of central govt offices, says MoS Personnel Jitendra Singh

    Allowing 50 per cent staff to resume work is move towards normal functioning of central govt offices: MoS Personnel Jitendra Singh to PTI

    21:10 (IST)18 May 2020
    There will be staggered entry, exit timings for central govt employees joining office, says MoS Personnel Jitendra Singh

    There will be staggered entry, exit timings for central govt employees joining office: Jitendra Singh to PTI 

    21:08 (IST)18 May 2020
    All religious centers & religious congregations remain prohibited, says Telangana CM

    All religious centers & religious congregations remain prohibited. Cinema halls, banquet halls & malls will remain closed. Public gathering, rallies, educational institutions remain prohibited too. Night curfew will also continue in state as per decisions taken earlier: Telangana CM (ANI)

    21:07 (IST)18 May 2020
    Air India to operate special flight to repatriate some of the stranded Indians in Sri Lanka

    Air India will operate a special flight on 29th May to repatriate some of the stranded Indians in Sri Lanka (from Colombo to Mumbai): High Commission of India in Colombo, Sri Lanka (ANI)

    21:05 (IST)18 May 2020
    Social distancing norms to be strictly followed by central govt employees joining office, says MoS Personnel Jitendra Singh

    Social distancing norms to be strictly followed by central govt employees joining office: MoS Personnel Jitendra Singh to PTI

    21:05 (IST)18 May 2020
    Till now, we have arranged the safe return of over 5 lakh migrants, says Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

    Till now, we have arranged the safe return of over 5 lakh migrants. I appeal to them to not travel on foot. We are arranging trains and buses for them: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray (ANI)

    21:02 (IST)18 May 2020
    Office work will gain efficiency, expediency, says minister Jitendra Singh

    Office work will gain efficiency, expediency: Jitendra Singh to PTI after Centre asks 50 pc junior staff to resume work from office

    21:02 (IST)18 May 2020
    Everyone in the state should wear mask, says Telangana Chief Minister KC Rao

    Everyone in the state should wear mask and if anyone found violating it will be fined Rs 1,000. People should not come on roads until it's necessary, otherwise we will impose a complete lockdown: Telangana Chief Minister KC Rao (ANI)

    20:55 (IST)18 May 2020
    Auto and cab services will be allowed to operate in Hyderabad, says Telangana CM KC Rao

    Auto and cab services will be allowed to operate in Hyderabad. In autos, 2 passengers and in cabs, 3 passengers will be permitted. Salons can operate in all areas excluding containment zones. E-Commerce activities can also function 100% in state: Telangana CM KC Rao (ANI)

    20:54 (IST)18 May 2020
    Sports Ministry gives go ahead, training to resume in stadia as per MHA guidelines

    The Sports Ministry on Monday gave its go ahead to the resumption of training in all sports complexes and stadia with immediate effect after the government eased restrictions for the fourth phase of the coronavirus-forced lockdown. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said activities can now be conducted in all sports complexes and stadia, including those managed by private players, but only in accordance with the Ministry of Home Affairs guidelines. "I'm happy to inform sportspersons and all concerned that sports activities will be conducted in sports complexes and stadia strictly in accordance with MHA guidelines and that of the States in which they are situated," Rijiju tweeted. "However, use of gyms and swimming pools are still prohibited," he added. (PTI)

    20:46 (IST)18 May 2020
    Gujarat government announces relaxation in lockdown norms

    Gujarat government announces relaxation in lockdown norms from Tuesday, including opening of markets and shops in non-containment zones. (PTI)

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