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Lockdown 4.0: Union government extends lockdown till May 31

The Union government has extended the ongoing lockdown by two more weeks till May 31. National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has asked the Ministries and Departments of Government of India, State Governments and State Authorities to continue the lockdown measures up to May 31, 2020. “Lockdown has been extended to contain the spread of COVID-19;...

Centre issues guidelines to restart industry; asks that first week be treated as a trial one

The Centre has released new guidelines for restarting manufacturing industries after lockdown. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has asked units to consider the first week as a trial run and to ensure necessary safety protocols. It has also urged industries not to try to achieve high production targets. It has warned that some of...

Centre takes control of coronavirus battle in states, invokes NDMA

The National Disaster Management Act—meant to handle disasters natural or man-made— was invoked for the first time in the country on Wednesday, bringing states under the Centre’s control regarding the battle against the highly contagious coronavirus. Health is usually under the control of the states. Calling coronavirus a “threat” to the country, the home...