Shortly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day complete nationwide lockdown till April 14 to control coronavirus in the country, the Ministry of Home Affairs came out with a list of essential services that will remain operational during this time.
Here is the full list of all essential services that will remain open during the 21-day nationwide lockdown till April 14:
Shops: Ration shops providing food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, meat and fish, animal fodder.
Financial services: Banks, insurance offices and ATMs.
Hospitals: Hospitals and all related medical establishments including their manufacturing and distribution units, such as dispensaries, chemist and medical equipment shops, laboratories, clinics, nursing homes, ambulances, etc.
Media: Print and electronic media.
Communications: Telecommunications, internet services, broadcasting and cable services.
Delivery Services: All essential goods including food, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment through e-commerce.
Fuel: Petrol pumps, LPG and petroleum, and gas retail and storage outlets.
Other Services: Power generation, transmission and distribution units and services; post offices; capital and debt market services as notified by SEBI; cold storage, warehousing services and private security services will also remain operational.
Please exercise precaution by staying at home and washing your hands as often as possible!