Lockdown 5.0 in effect until June 30, new guidelines out

The central government has issued a new guideline for lockdown 5.0. This lockdown eases normalcy outside the containment zone across India

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The central government has issued a new guideline for lockdown 5.0. This lockdown eases normalcy outside the containment zone across India.

The guidelines aim at relaxing the stringent conditions that were in effect before. Night curfew has been reduced to 9 pm to 5 am. The renewed guidance empowers the state government to take decisions at the state level as per the existing conditions.

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Three phases of lockdown 5.0

Three phases of lockdown 5.0
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In the first phase, hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and places of worship will be allowed to open from June 8, 2020. Health ministry will be the driving force here, providing necessary SOPs for the functioning in consultation with the Center, state, and other stakeholders.

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In the second phase, the state governments will play a vital role in the opening of schools, colleges, and other institutions that will open after consultation with parents and other stakeholders.

The final decision will be taken in July 2020 after meeting with the Center government. Ministry of Home Affairs will prepare the SOP for the concerned.

Thirds phase, resumption of international flights, gymnasiums and cinema halls, and also the other religious function, academic, cultural, entertainment, and sports activities will open.

Movement of good and people will be unrestricted both inter and intra states. No E-pass will be required for the said movement. Only in case if a state wants in case of public health emergency can enforce and cease the movement of goods and people, but the state needs to provide warning in advance.

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The state has the right to put restrictions outside the containment zone as deemed necessary. Vulnerable persons, i.e., people over 65 years of age and below ten years, are advised not to go out of their homes until there are unavoidable circumstances. The use of Aarogya setu should be encouraged, as this will help in spreading information and protecting the public.

Lockdown 5.0 can also be termed as unlocking 1.0, seeing the relaxation provided.

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