Unlock 2.0: Here's what you need to know

Unlock 2.0: Here's what you need to know

MHA has today issued the guidelines for Unlock 2.0. Post the lockdown, there has been an unlock phase in which economic activities can start while we continue to tackle the outbreak of the Coronavirus. We are currently in the Unlock phase 1.0, which is about to end on June 30, 2020.

As per the new guidelines, unlock 2.0 will remain in effect until July 31, 2020. In this phase, for people who are not living in the containment zones will be allowed to do most things. Here are the list of restrictions that are in place

i) Educational institutes:

All schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions have been asked to remain shut till 31 July. 2020. During this time online/ distance learning will be encouraged.

Training institutions of the Central and State Governments will be allowed to function from 15 July, 2020, for which Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT).

ii) Air Travel

All international flights continue to be suspended apart from the special flights that are permitted by MHA. 

iii) Metro

Metro rails continue to be suspended. 

iv) Going out

While salons have been permitted to operate with a new SOPs, Cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums and assembly halls will not be allowed even in unlock 2.0.

v) Large Gathering

There is still a strict no-no for large gatherings. This includes any Social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural or religious functions and congregations.

vi) Night Curfew

Night curfew

Night curfew will remain in effect like in the unlock 1.0. Under this, movement of individuals shall remain strictly prohibited between 10.00 pm to 5.00 am throughout the country. During this time, people can go out only for essential activities. As per the guidelines, local authorities shall issue orders, in the entire area of their jurisdiction under appropriate provisions of the law such as under Section 144 of CrPC, and ensure strict compliance.

Coming on to the containment zones, the lockdown will continue in these areas till July 31. 

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