New Delhi, India 

India on Wednesday released a fresh set of guidelines, a day after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to extend the lockdown period till May 3, to stem the spread of novel coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. 

According to revised guidelines, inter-district movements of people have been restricted, while allowing exemptions for agriculture, e-commerce, limited manufacturing in rural areas and IT services. Restrictions on all transport services will continue till May 3.

“The guidelines also prescribe national directives for COVID-19 management, standard operating procedures for social distancing at offices, workplaces, factories and establishments, and propose penalties for offenses

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