MHA further extends the Lockdown till May 31, 2020

May 18, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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EHS Compliance

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on May 17, 2020, further extends the lockdown till May 31, 2020. However, the following guidelines are to be strictly followed under the lockdown period. 

Any kind of domestic or international travel is prohibited excluding travel for medical services or some emergency services. Metro services, educational institutions, gyms, parks, malls, pubs and restaurants are to be shut. Online learning shall be applicable to all the educational institutions. All the assembly halls, swimming pools, cinema halls to remain shut. Places of worship shall be shut, and no religious gatherings shall be allowed to take place. 

Inter-state movement and intra-state movement shall be allowed except in the containment zones. Standard Operating procedures are to be strictly followed. All the green, red, orange and containment zones are to be identified by the respective district authorities. In the containment zones there should be no movement and home surveillance should take place. The movement of individuals is strictly prohibited during the night-time from 7 pm to 7 am.

Arogya Setu shall be used by the people as it helps in the early identification of the infection. District authorities shall inform the individuals to regularly update their health status on the Arogya Setu App. 

All inter-state movements shall be regulated by the state authorities and the permission shall be given for the movement of goods from one place to another including empty trucks. The disaster management guidelines shall not be dissolved until the further notice of the government. 

In case the guidelines are violated the individuals shall be penalised under Section 51 to Section 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, which talks about offences and penalties. In addition to that, individual shall be tried under section 188 of Indian Penal Code, which specifies penalty for disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant. 


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