Work from home, get essential items delivered, advises MHA
The Home Ministry Tuesday asked people to encourage home delivery of essential items and adopt the work from home policy across the government and the private sector. Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement for three weeks nationwide lockdown from Tuesday midnight, the Home Ministry released detailed guidelines on the measures to be taken central and state level to contain Covid-19 epidemic. All shops selling essentials -- such as grocery, milk, vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, as well as chemists, ATMs, banks, gas, petrol pumps etc -- to remain open during 21 days lockdown, it said. The Centre has decided to close down all its and state governments’ offices, public corporations with exception of the police, utilities, fire and emergency services, prisons, and municipal bodies. “Hospitals and all related medical establishments, including their manufacturing and distribution units - both in public and private sector such as dispensaries, chemists, medical equipment shops, laboratories, clinics, ambulance etc. will continue to remain functional,” said the guidelines.