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Lockdown 4.0: What Changes In Delhi And Kerala?

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan issued guidelines for their respective states to contain the spread of Covid-19. 

A day after the central government announced guidelines for the lockdown 4.0 across the country, states governments of Delhi and Kerala also came out with their set of new guidelines. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan issued guidelines for their respective states to contain the spread of Covid-19.

What has been opened up in Delhi? 

  • Restaurants can open for home delivery, dining facility not allowed yet.
  • Taxis can run with two passengers while auto-rickshaws and E-rikshaws can run with one passenger. Buses with 20 passengers will be allowed. Passengers boarding buses will be screened. The transport department will ensure social distancing at bus stops as well inside the buses.
  • Markets to open at staggered timings but shops will open on an odd-even basis. 4 wheelers with two passengers will be allowed. The motorcycle will be allowed but without a pillion rider.
  • Private offices can open with full strength but they should try that majority of their staff works from home.
  • Construction activities to be allowed but only with laborers who are available in Delhi now.
  • Sports complexes and stadiums can open but without spectators.

What continues to be prohibited in Delhi? 

  • Saloons, spas, and barber shops remain closed.
  • Carpooling or car-sharing not allowed for cab aggregators.
  • Zero activities in containment zones.
  • Religious gathering not allowed till 31 May
  • Stepping out of homes from 7 PM to 7 AM, for anything other than essentials will be prohibited.

What has been opened up in Kerala?

  • Intra-district public transport will be allowed but only with 50% capacity
  • For inter-district, private vehicles will be allowed without any special passes, just a formal ID will be enough.
  • Taxi services to be allowed with two passengers only.
  • Auto-rikshaws will be allowed with 1 passenger only, however, in the case of families, 3 persons can be allowed.
  • Pillion riding will be allowed on motorcycles, only if family members.
  • Barber shops to open but without Air-Conditioning. Only hair cutting and hairdressing will be allowed in these shops and not more than two people will be allowed to wait outside. Govt has asked shop owners to encourage customers to bring their own towels.
  • Beverages and liquor shops are permitted to function for delivery as and when online registration is enabled.
  • Clubs can also function in same way with limited members.
  • Government offices can stay open with 50% of the workforce. The rest of the staff can work from home. Saturday will be a holiday for govt offices until further notice.


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