Nagpur: Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address announcing a 21-day nationwide lockdown, people across the country rushed to grocery stores and super markets to buy essentials.
To allay the apprehensions, the prime minister tweeted the following:
‘My fellow citizens,
THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO NEED TO PANIC.
Essential commodities, medicines etc. would be available. Centre and various state governments will work in close coordination to ensure this.
Together, we will fight COVID-19 and create a healthier India. Jai Hind!’
Following are the ministry of home affairs guidelines on the services that will be exempted from the lockdown. It also contains list of actions that will be taken against people violating the lockdown: