Extends lockdown till June 30 in containment zones

May 30, 2020

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The government has extended the nationwide lockdown in containment zones to June 30 through an order released on Saturday evening by the ministry of home affairs, however, it has also allowed resumption of some activities that had remained shut till now since the lockdown was first imposed on March 25. The government, however, has made it clear that the reopening will be done in phases and has also left enough room for states to tweak these relaxations as per the conditions prevailing in their jurisdictions. 

A decision on the reopening of educational, coaching, training institutions etc will be taken in July after states and UTs consult stakeholders.

The government has not set a date for reopening Regular international air travel, Metro rail services Cinema Halls, Gymnasiums, Swimming pools, Entertainment parks, Theatres, Bars, Auditoriums, Assembly Halls etc  under phase-3/ unlock-3 and the home ministry order says that a date for their reopening will be decided after “assessment of the situation.”

Allowed from June 1st in non-containment zones

1. Interstate movement of people and vehicles without the requirement of e-permit

2. Intrastate movement of people and vehicles

3. Movement of any type of goods and cargo for cross land-border trade

4. Night Curfew timing relaxed, it will now be observed between 9 pm and 5 am

A state or UT can still restrict the movement of people based on reasons of public health provided it gives wide publicity in advance regarding the restrictions and the procedures to be followed.

Allowed from June 8th in non-containment zones

1. Religious places of worship like Temples, Mosques, Gurdwaras and Churches

2. Shopping Malls

3. Hotels and Restaurants

4. Remaining hospitality sector

The reopening of above places will be governed by social distancing norms and other regulatory measures that will soon be released by the Union ministry of health and family welfare.

Activities allowed in containment zones from June 1

Only essential services like grocery, bakery, medicine, vegetables