Uttar Pradesh government released new guidelines of lockdown 4.0, know what will open, what won’t?
Lucknow: Lockdown continues across the country regarding the coronavirus. Given the impact of the corona infection, the nationwide lockdown has been extended until May 17. In such a situation, the Uttar Pradesh government has issued a new guideline regarding lockdown 4.0.
According to media reports, Additional Chief Home Secretary Avnish Awasthi said that the Chief Minister has given instructions in respect of Lockdown 3 and the operation of industries. Under this, the guideline of the Government of India is being implemented almost completely.
The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to give conditional concessions in lockdown from Monday. The state government has given permission to open conditional shops in residential societies and colonies of UP from Monday. Apart from this, a decision has been taken to restart liquor shops and e-commerce activity in the state. However, the government has also said that permission to open shops has been given on the condition that they must compulsorily follow social distancing.
Additional Chief Secretary Avnish Kumar Awasthi said that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has given instructions that single shops will be allowed to open from tomorrow. Necessary and non-essential shops can be opened inside the colony and residential complexes, but they have to follow a safe physical distancing rule in dealing with people. He told that permission has been given to open single liquor shops in urban and rural areas. These shops will open from 10 am to 7 pm.
He said that the airline will remain closed, only the emergency air ambulance service will continue. Passenger rail services will remain closed, only special trains run by the center for migrant workers, and others will remain operational. Apart from this, the metro will remain closed. Not only this, all schools and colleges will also remain closed.
According to the new guidelines, all religious places will remain closed, non-essential activities will be allowed from 7 am to 7 pm.
Additional Chief Secretary Home Avneesh Awasthi said that persons over 65 years of age or suffering from any disease, children below 10 years and pregnant women have been directed not to move out of the house.
Awasthi said that the necessary activities of e-commerce will also be allowed. The offices of private sector companies will be staffed with 33 percent staff, the rest of the employees will have to work from home. Government offices will also be staffed with 33 percent staff, but all employees will have to come in essential services. He informed that taxis, cab services will be operational only within the district in Orange Zone. Buses can also be run in the Green Zone, but it can carry only 50 percent passengers.
Center’s instructions will be followed:
Additional Chief Secretary informed that the rules of concessions and necessary guidelines have been sent to all the District Magistrates and Police Chiefs of the state. Under this, the Central Government guidelines will be implemented almost literally. These instructions have been issued for two weeks from May 4. Accepting the centrally defined definition of red zone, green zone and orange zone, action has been taken accordingly.
Industrial activities allowed:
Awasthi said that in order to work in the Special Economic Zone of the state, industries manufacturing goods exported and units set up in industrial townships will be allowed to work. Apart from this, units producing IT hardware, jute production and packaging materials will also be run following social distancing. The workers and workers working in these will have to be insured and arrangements for hand washing and sanitizer must be made compulsory.
Employees Corona Test:
Awasthi said that there is an important order for industries that where there are more than 50 employees, there will also be a Kovid test of five percent but maximum of 25 employees. These tests will also be done from time to time so that no one gets infected. Along with this, if the workers and factory owners come to a mutual agreement, then the working hours can be increased but this system will be only temporarily applicable for three months. If work is going on inside a construction complex in an urban area, then that will also be allowed.
People coming from different states:
Awasthi said that today 829 people from Nashik came to Lucknow by special train. Only one person has been quarantined among them. Sent the rest home. People who have reached Kanpur by special train have also been sent home. 1600 people have arrived from Uttarakhand. The process of trains from other states will also start.