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Union Home Minister Amit Shah Monday paid a surprise visit to Delhi's LNJP hospital to review arrangements related to Covid-19.
Foreigners were restricted from visiting India ever since the nationwide lockdown was announced by PM Narendra Modi on 24 March to check the spread of Covid-19.
The MHA, in its latest guidelines, prohibited movement of people between 9 pm and 5 am throughout the country, except for essential activities.
The Home Ministry said that states and UTs may prohibit certain activities in various zones, or impose other restrictions based on their assessment of the situation.
Home ministry issues order following PM Modi's appeal to support local businesses. The list of swadeshi goods also includes foreign brands that are manufactured in India.
MHA will facilitate the return of asymptomatic Indian nationals stranded abroad from May 7 onwards, in phases, through aircraft & naval ships on a payment basis.
In a late-night order Friday, MHA allowed all shops registered under ‘Shops & Establishment Act’ to open. The final decision was left to states.
Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said that central teams, visiting Kolkata & Jalpaiguri, have not been provided with cooperation and been restrained from making any visits.
The inter-ministerial central teams will focus their assessment on the compliance and implementation of lockdown measures besides issues like sample statistics in the district.
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