Hyderabad: The state government’s lockdown of the state till March 31 is essentially a serious exercise in ensuring that everyone stays at home. The idea is to reduce movement of people thereby reducing the chance of coronavirus from spreading from one person to other.
The lockdown will allow only stores selling essential commodities. People will need to make quick purchases and return home.
To this end, the government said no more than five people can gather at any given public place, street or road, anywhere. Only one person from a family will be allowed to leave the house for making essential purchases.
People violating this norm are liable to be penalised.
The government said that people working in private companies that will be under the lockdown must be paid their monthly salaries on time.
The same goes for government employees though 80 per cent of them are expected to stay home with only 20 per cent working. A rotation system for government employees is being worked out.
All educational institutions will remain shut, evaluation of exam papers has put off, as have any scheduled exams. All Anganwadis to be shut, but meals will be delivered to kids....