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Lockdown extended to June 30, guidelines released unlock 1 by MHA

Lockdown extended to June 30, guidelines released unlock 1 by MHA


Coronavirus India News Live Updates: A day before the fourth phase of nationwide lockdown ends, Ministry of Home Affairs Saturday said it will be in place in containment zones till June 30. Releasing guidelines for Lockdown 5.0 unlock-1, the ministry said the restrictions at other places would be lifted in phases.

In the first phase, places of worships, hotels, restaurants and shopping malls would be allowed to open while classes in schools, colleges, and other educational institution would resume in the second phase after consultation with the state authorities. The third phase will see opening of cinema halls, gymnasiums and resumption of international flights, apart from other activities social/political/ sports/entertainment/academic/cultural/ religious functions and other large congregations. Lockdown

With more than 8,000 fresh cases reported in 24 hours, India’s tally rose to 1,73,763. The death toll stood at 4,971. Over 59,00,000 people have been infected with the virus worldwide with the death toll at 3,64,867. As many as 24,93,535 people have recovered so far, according to a tally by John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre.

The government has issued guidelines for Lockdown 5.0  Named UNLOCK-1. Accordingly, the government has given phased concessions outside the containment zone. The containment zone will have a lockdown 5.0 un locked 1 unlocked1 till June 30 and only the required services will be able to continue. The guidelines for phased out services in areas other than that are as follows-

The first phaseReligious places, hotels, restaurants, shopping malls will be allowed to open from June 8. In this regard, the Ministry of Health will announce standard operating procedures to ensure compliance with social discrimination.

The second phaseSchools-colleges, educational institutes, coaching institutes etc. will be opened after discussion with the States and Union Territories. State governments have been asked to discuss the matter with institutions as well as parents. The standard operating procedure will also be announced.

The third phaseSome activity will still be off. These include international flights, metro railways, cinema halls, gyms, swimming pools, amusement parks, theaters, bars, auditoriums, political and social events, and large gatherings. Approval will be informed in the third phase after assessing the situation.

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