21 day lockdown starting from March 25th

During the “containment” period of 21 days from March 25, 2020, the following services will remain open.
  • Shops, including ration shops, dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, meat and fish, animal fodder. District authorities to encourage home delivery to minimise individual movement.
  • Banks, insurance offices and ATMs
  • Print and electronic media
  • Telecommunication services (internet, cable, IT/IT enabled services for essentials)
  • Delivery of food, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment through e-commerce
  • Petrol pumps, LPG, petroleum and gas retail and storate outlets
  • Power and electricity services
  • Capital and debt markets notified by SEBI
  • Cold storage and warehousing
  • Private security services

  • Full guidelines from Home Ministry on services that are to be available during 21-day lockdown
    Also open are offices of GOI such as Defence, police forces, treasury, public uitilies, disaster management, power generation and transmission, post offices, NIC, early warning agencies; State govt. institutions such as police, home guards, fire services, disaster management and prisons, district administration and treasury, electricity, water sanitation, municipal bodies. Hospitals and all medical establishments will be open. Transportation only of essential services will be permitted.
    Manufacturing/production units of essential commodities, hotels/Lodges etc which accommodate tourists and persons stranded due to lockdown, emergency staff, air and sea crew will also remain open
    What will be closed:
  • GOI & State offices, commercial, private establishments, transport services (exceptions above) will remain closed.
  • Educational institutions, places of worship, functions and gatherings will be closed/barred without exception.
  • Funerals – not more than 20 people will be permitted
  • People violating containment measures will be liable to be proceeded against provisions of Disaster Management Act, besides legal action under Sect. 188 of the IPC

    Protection measures / Guidelines

    Source : National Health Portal, India

    In view of the spurt of cases being reported from China and travel related cases appearing in many countries, the travelers to China are advised the following:

    · Indian travelers are hereby advised to REFRAIN FROM TRAVELING TO CHINA.

    · Those planning a visit to India from China:

    • Existing visas (including eVisa already issued) are no longer valid for any foreign national travelling from China.
    • People traveling to China henceforth will be quarantined on return.
    • Intending visitors may contact Embassy in Beijing ([email protected]) or the Consulates in Shanghai ([email protected]) and Guangzhou ([email protected]) to apply afresh for an Indian visa.
    • The Indian Embassy in China continues to remain contactable 24x7 on two hotline numbers +8618610952903 & +8618612083629 and the dedicated email [email protected] Indian nationals in need of any assistance may get in touch with the Embassy on these hotlines and email.
    • For any queries related to health, may contact on Ministry of Health & Family Welfare 24*7 helpline number +91-11-23978046 or email at : [email protected] | ncov2019[at]gov[dot]in

    Travelers  should follow simple public health measures at all times as under:

    • Observe good personal hygiene
    • Practice frequent hand washing with soap
    • Follow respiratory etiquettes - cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing
    • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell or showing symptoms of illness, such as cough, runny nose etc.
    • Avoid contact with live animals and consumption of raw/undercooked meats
    • Avoid travel to farms, live animal markets or where animals are slaughtered
    • Wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms such as cough or runny nose

      If you feel sick on flight, while traveling back to India:

    • Inform the airlines crew about illness
    • Seek mask from the airlines crew
    • Avoid close contact with family members or fellow travelers
    • Follow the directions of airline crew while disembarking
    • Immediately report facts to the Airport Health Office/Immigration Office and Helpline number (011-23978046) also.
    • Follow the direction of the airport health officer or as issued by the helpline

    If you feel sick with in a span of one month after return from China:

    • Immediately call the Helpline number (011-23978046) and follow the direction issued.
    • Maintain effective self-isolation at home and with others.
    • Observe good personal hygiene.
    • Practice frequent hand washing with soap.
    • Follow respiratory etiquettes - cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.
    • Report the illness to the nearest health facility and also inform the treating doctor regarding your travel history


    Different guidelines/advisory related to nCoronavirus infection released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India can be seen at  Click here

    • The Helpline Number for corona-virus   : +91-11-23978046
    • The Helpline Email ID for corona-virus  : ncov2019[at]gmail[dot]com

    Contact (Gov India)

    National Helpline Number


    Central Helpline Number


    Central Helpline Email

    [email protected]

    Statewise helpline numbers

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