Outlining the list of activities that will be allowed in Delhi during the third phase of government-mandated lockdown, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said, call centres and IT services can remain open and weddings with 50 guests will be allowed in the national capital.
Urging citizens to adopt a changed approach towards the coronavirus, Kejriwal said “Time has come to re-open Delhi. We will have to be ready to live with coronavirus.” Talking about the lockdown, he said it was necessary to contain COVID-19 and the city is now fully ready to relax lockdown restrictions. Assuring the citizens, the chief minister emphasised that Delhi government will implement all lockdown relaxations prescribed by home ministry.
In an order on May 1, the Ministry of Home Affairs extended the nationwide lockdown for another 14 days. A number of economic activities have been permitted in districts depending upon their classification as green, orange and red zones.
The same order now allows private companies in green and orange zones to function with 33 per cent of their staff. However, the MHA has issued a strict guidelines that have to be followed by private companies to ensure the safety of workers.
Let’s look at 20 Guidelines for Lockdown 3.0:
- Wearing face masks is compulsory in work places.
- All persons in charge of workplaces and transport should ensure social distancing.
- Social distancing at workplaces to be ensured through required gaps between shifts, the lunch breaks of staff among other measures.
- Provisions of thermal scanning, hand wash and sanitisers to be made available at all entry and exit points and common areas.
- Frequent sanitisation of workplaces and common areas is mandatory.
- Persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below 10 years should stay at home.
- Arogya Setu app to be made mandatory for all employees.
- Large physical meetings to be avoided.
- A list of nearby dedicated Covid-19 hospitals/clinics and quarantine facilities to be made available to employees.
- Arrangements for transport facilities to be ensured with social distancing wherever personal since public transport is not allowed.
- Intensive employee training in good hygiene.
- All government offices will start work.
- Schools, colleges and other educational institutions will continue to remain closed.
- Restaurant, malls and wholesale market will also remain closed.
- Private four wheelers allowed with one driver and two passengers, two-wheelers allowed to have driver and pillion rider.
- Taxi and cab aggregator companies allowed to operate with a maximum of two passengers and one driver.
- Buses not allowed to operate.
- Financial sector like banks, NBFC etc all operational.
- Curfew time 7pm to 7am.
- Maximum 20 people are allowed for funeral and 50 people are allowed for wedding functions.