List of services that will remain open after April 20 across India - AJ Thomas

List of services that will remain open after April 20 across India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an extension of lockdown till May 3. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, the central government has implemented additional measures to contain the spread of the disease and to afloat the economy. However since the lockdown has been extended the central government has clarified the activities that will remain open all over India from April 20.

   The Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has informed the list of activities that will remain open after April 20 using his Twitter handle.

All health services (including AYUSH) to remain functional

All agricultural and horticulture activities to remain fully functional

Operations of the fishing (marine/inland) aquaculture industry to remain functional

Plantation activities such as tea, coffee and rubber plantation to remain functional with  a maximum of 50% of workers

Animal husbandry activities to remain functional

The financial sector to remain functional

The social sector to remain functional

MNREGA works are allowed with strict implementations of social distancing and face mask

Public Utilities to remain functional

Movement of loading and unloading of goods/cargo (inter or intra) state is allowed

Online teaching / distant learning to be encouraged

Supply of essential goods is allowed

Commercial and Private establishment will be allowed to operate

Industrial/Industries Establishments (both Government and Private) will be allowed to operate

Private vehicles for emergency services, including medical veterinary care and for procuring essential commodities and all personnel traveling to place for work in exempted categories as per the instructions of state /UTs local authority are allowed

Offices of Government of  India and Offices of the State and UT Government will remain open


The COVID-19 cases that are reported in India have crossed over 14000. the current numbers are 14792 with positive cases, 2155 recovered and 488 deaths. Still people break the lockdown protocol and social distancing norms.

All we need to do is stay at home, avoid meeting people, only go out for emergencies with a face mask and don't forget to wash your hands with sanitizer.