Government of Andhra Pradesh lock down the State till March 31, 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Mar 23, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

A |  A

EHS Compliance

The State Government of Andhra Pradesh on March 23, 2020, has issued measures to ensure that lockdown will come into force with immediate effect across the State of Andhra Pradesh up to March 31, 2020:

1. No public transport including inter-state transport services will be permitted. The exception will include transport of all kinds to and from hospitals, airports and railway stations etc.

2. All non-essential commercial shops will be shut down.

3. All non-essential offices, factories, workshops, go-downs etc. if operated should do so with skeletal staff.

4. All foreign returnees are directed to remain under strict home quarantine for a period of 14 days.

5. Police will ensure Beat Vigilance System regarding all foreign returnees across the State.

6. General public are required to stay at home and come out only for basic services while strictly following social distancing.

7. Any congregation of more that 10 persons is prohibited in public places

8. A 100 bedded Quarantine or Isolation facility should be established at each assembly constituency level.

9. Each district headquarters shall have 200-300 bed for COVID-19 treatment.

10. Collectors will maintain strict vigilance on essential commodities and medicines.

11. Farmers and individuals involved in production of food grains or essential commodities will be allowed to take up their activities by maintaining social distancing norms.

However, the following establishments providing essential services shall be excluded from the restrictions:

a. Offices charged with law and order and magisterial duties: Collector; Joint Collector; Sub-Collector/ RDO; MRO;

b. Police, Health, Urban Local Bodies, Fire, Electricity, Water and Municipal Services, Bank/ATM, Print, Electronic and Social Media.

c. Food, Groceries, Milk, Bread, Fruit, Vegetable, Meat, Fish and their transportation related activities and warehousing.

d. Hospitals, Pharmacies, Optical Stores, Pharmaceuticals manufacturing and their transportation related activities.

e. Telecom and Internet Services including IT and ITES, Postal Services

f. Supply chain and related transportation of essential goods.

g. E-commerce (delivery) of all essential goods including food, pharmaceutical and medical equipment

h.Take away or home delivery restaurants and hotels.

i. Petrol pumps, LPG gas, Oil agencies, their godowns and transportation related activities.

j. Production and Manufacturing Units which require continuous process may continue to function, after containing required permission from the Collector.

k. Manufacturing units engaged in production of essential commodities.

l. Private establishments that support the above services or are linked to the efforts for containment of COVID-19 will remain open.

Any person found violating the containment measures, shall deemed to have committed an offence punishable under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860. 

[Notification No. G.O.Rt.No.209] 


Related Updates

Alternate Text

Get updates on the go on RuleZbook Mobile App.