PM Modi announces 21-day lockdown: All your questions answered

There seems to be a lot of confusion over what services will be operational during this period, the restrictions imposed and the dos and don’ts in general during the lockdown period

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown from midnight March 24, many had lots of queries. People were confused about which services would remain operational and the general dos and dont’s during this period. All hospitals and related medical establishments such as dispensaries, pharmacies, laboratories, clinics, nursing homes, ration and grocery shops, dairy and milk booths, shops selling meat and fish will stay open even as district authorities may encourage and facilitate home delivery to minimise the movement of people outside their homes.

Then again, banks, insurance offices, ATMs, print and electronic media offices as well as e-commerce providers have been exempted from the lockdown restrictions and will continue to operate and offer services. Fuel stations, power generation and distribution units, manufacturing units of essential commodities, fire stations, law and order services and emergency services will also be operational during the lockdown.