Coronavirus Outbreak: MHA issues fresh guidelines, exempts RBI,CAG officers and forest staff from lockdown
The home ministry on Wednesday issued fresh guidelines covering additional people and services who will be exempted from the 21-day lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
New Delhi: The home ministry on Wednesday issued fresh guidelines covering additional people and services who will be exempted from the 21-day lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In the new guidelines, the ministry said Reserve Bank of India and RBI-regulated financial markets, pay and accounts officers and field officers of the CAG, petroleum products and supply chain and forest staff are exempted from the purview of the lockdown.
Those people handling cargo operations in airports and railway stations, coal mining activities, officers and staff of resident commissioners based in Delhi and customs clearance at ports, airports and land borders are also exempted.
Forest offices staff and workers required to operate and maintain zoo, nurseries, wildlife, fire fighting in forests, watering plantations, patrolling and their necessary transport movement, social welfare department staff for operations of homes for children, disabled, senior citizens, destitute women, widows, observation homes and pensions service are also exempted, the guidelines said.
The government will release the GDP numbers for the October-December quarter of the current fiscal on Friday
Four school staffers have also tested positive, an official said, adding that the school premises have been declared a containment zone
The statement was released in Shiv Sena's mouthpiece after BJP leader Pravin Darekar said that the government was acting like a 'tyrant regime' for issuing a warning of stringent lockdown