Government of Uttarakhand declares lockdown till March 31, 2020

Mar 24, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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EHS Compliance

The Uttarakhand Medical, Health and Family Welfare and Medical Education Department on March 22, 2020, has declared lock down till March 31, 2020.

During lock down there are various restrictions, they are as under:

a.       No public transport services will be permitted. The exception will include transport of all kinds to and from hospitals and airports for to and from airport transfers, carrying and producing valid documentation is mandatory.

b.       All shops, commercial establishments, office and factories, workshops, godowns etc. shall close their operations

c.       All domestic / foreign returnees to the State are directed to remain under strict home quarantine for a period as decided by local Health Authorities.

d.       People are required to stay at home and come out only for basic services while strictly following social distancing guidelines issued earlier.

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

Offices charged with law and order and magisterial duties; Police; Medical and health; Urban Local Bodies; Fire; Electricity, Water and Municipal Services; Banks / ATM; Print, Electronic and Social Media; Telecom and Internet Services including IT and ITeS; Postal services; Supply chain and related transportation; E-commerce (delivery) of all essential goods including food, pharmaceutical andmedical equipment; Food and essential food items; Hospitals and their manufacturing and transportation; Petrol Pumps and other ancillary items and activities; Production and manufacturing units; manufacturing units engaged in production of essential commodities.

Inter State border shall be closed except for the movement of vehicles related to the above mentioned goods and services.

Any person found violating the containment measures shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under Indian penal Code, 1860.


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