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Lockdown 5.0: These activities will be limited to containment zones until June 30

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) extended the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown in containment zones across the country until June 30, 2020. Guidelines have been issued with regards to the same and will be implemented strictly.

Lockdown 5.0: These activities will be limited to containment zones until June 30

The 5th phase of coronavirus (COVID-19) related lockdown has been announced by the central government and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) extended the lockdown in containment zones across the country until June 30. The announcement comes ahead of the end of the fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown which ends on May 31.  Along with the announcement, MHA also issued guidelines regarding lockdown 5.0 and stated that this will be limited to the containment zones only. Services would resume in a phased manner in areas not marked as containment zones. financial transactions will be started in phases.

Following activities will be limited to containment zones and implemented strictly

1. Lockdown shall continue to remain in force in the containment zones till June 30, 2020.

2. Containment zones will be demarcated by the District Authorities after taking into consideration the guidelines of MoHFW

3. In the containment zones, only essential activities shall be allowed. There shall be strict perimeter control to ensure that there is no movement of people in or out of these zones, except for medical emergencies and for maintaining the supply of essential goods and services. 

4. In the containment zones, there shall be intensive contact tracing, house to house surveillance, and other clinical interventions, as required. Guidelines of MoHFW shall be taken into consideration for the above purpose.

5. States/UTs may also identify buffer zones outside containment zones where new cases are more likely to occur. Within the buffer zones, restrictions as necessary may be put in place by the District Authorities. 

6. Persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women and children under the age of 10 are advised to stay at home, except for essential and health purposes.

7. Movement of individuals shall remain strictly prohibited between 9 PM and 5 AM throughout the country, except for essential activities.

8. Maintaining a social distance of 6 meters and wearing a mask at all times in public places is mandatory. Large public gatherings or congregation is prohibited. Marriage events can be attended only by 50 people and funeral can be attended only by 20 people.

9. Spitting in public places is punishable by law and fines may be prescribed by the state or local authorities in accordance to the laws, rules and regulations.

10. Consumption of liquor, pan, gutkha, tobacco, etc. in public places is prohibited. 

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