The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has issued a fresh advisory amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The MIB statement will cover international flights, requesting the citizen to stay at home, and asking the private sector to work from home.
No scheduled international commercial passenger aircraft shall be allowed to land in India from March 22, 2020, for one week.
State Governments shall issue appropriate directions so that all citizens above 65 (other than for medical assistance) except for public representatives/govt. servants/medical professionals are advised to remain at home.
Similarly, all children below 10 should be advised to stay at home and not to venture out.
Railways and civil aviation shall suspend all concessional travel except for students, patients, and divyang category.
States are being requested to enforce work for home for private-sector employees except those working in emergency/essential services.
To reduce crowding all Group B and C Central govt. employees will be asked to attend offices on the alternate weeks and staggered timings for all employees.