New Delhi: The Centre has allowed the transportation of all goods, without distinction on grounds of essential and non-essential, in the country amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
The Union Home Secretary, Ajay Bhalla, informed this in a letter to the chief secretaries of all states and Union Territories on Sunday.
Bhalla also made it clear that the newspaper delivery supply chain is allowed under exemptions given for print media.
He added that the entire supply chain of milk collection and distribution, including its packing material, has also been allowed during the lockdown period, along with groceries.
“Groceries, including hygiene products such as hand wash, soaps, disinfectants, body wash, shampoos, surface cleaners, detergents and tissue papers, toothpaste/oral care, sanitary pads and diapers, battery cells, chargers, etc.” are permitted during the lockdown, he wrote.