Lockdown 5.0: New Guidelines Issued by MHA

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Lockdown 5.0: New Guidelines Issued by MHA

Lockdown 5.0: New guidelines has been issued by the Center for phased re-opening of all activities outside containment zones for the next one month.

The announcement came even after India witnessed another record daily rise in infections, taking the total to more than 85,000 cases with almost 5,000 deaths.

Phase I

Religious places and places of worship for the public; hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services; and shopping malls; will be permitted to open from June 8, 2020. Govt to issue guidelines in this regard

Phase II

Schools, colleges, educational/ training/ coaching institutions etc., will be opened after consultations with States and UTs.

Phase III

  1. International air travel of passengers, except as permitted by MHA
  2. Metro Rail
  3. Cinema halls, gymnasium, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.
  4. Social/political/sports/entertainment/academic/ cultural/ religious functions and other large congregations
  5. The MHA has issued national directives for COVID-19 management, including compulsory use of face masks and social distancing norms.

Night curfew

Movement of individuals shall remain strictly prohibited between 9 pm to 5 am all over the country except for essential activities. Local authorities shall issue orders, in the entire area of their jurisdiction, under appropriate provision of law, such as under Section 144 of CrPC, and ensure strict compliance.

As per the MHA notification, containment zones will be demarcated by the District authorities after taking into consideration the guidelines issued by MoHFW.

Meanwhile, the MHA has also said that employers on “best effort basis” should ensure that Aarogya Setu is installed by all employees having compatible mobile phones.

Movement of persons and goods

There shall be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state of persons and goods. No separate permission/approval/e-permit will be required for such movements.

“Movement of passenger trains and Shramik special trains; domestic passenger air travel; the movement of Indian Nationals stranded outside the country and of specified persons to travel abroad; evacuation of foreign nationals; and sign-on and sign-off of Indian seafarers will continue to be regulated as per SOPs issued, the MHA said.

As per the notification, no state or UT will stop the movement of any type of goods/cargo for cross land-border trade under treaties with neighbouring countries.

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