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Phased Re-opening (Unlock 1) Except Containment Zones
Ministry of Home Affairs has started opening the lockdown. This time MHA issued guidelines for Phased Re-opening (Unlock 1) and not for Lockdown 5.0. The unlock process will not be followed in containment zones. The State/UT Governments are empowered for deciding all activities except few. The public in dilemma searching for preventive methods such as Hydroxychloroquine, supplements ayurvedic and homeopathic and plasma therapy.
NDMA Chairman declares Phased Re-opening (Unlock 1)
The guidelines for phased re-opening (Unlock 1) Have been issued by MHA on Saturday by Union Home Secretary who is heading National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). Currently, India is facing lockdown 4.0 till 31 May and the situation worsened. The country remains at risk with rising numbers of the coronavirus infected patients day by day even after the passing of months of the lockdown. MHA has extended the lockdown for one month in containment zones till 30th June.
- Union Home Ministry issued guidelines for unlock 1.
- School colleges will remain closed.
- Containment zones will remain in lockdown.
- The State/UT governments empowered to impose restrictions.
- Domestic flights and railway services will remain operative.
- Relaxation for intra-state transportation is given.
- Shopping malls, shops, Hotel restaurants to be open with other hospitality services.
- Religious places are to be open to maintain social distancing.
- Unlock 1 to be effective in 3 phases, first starts from 8 June.
Unlock 1: Lockdown 5.0 Guidelines issued by MHA
On Saturday, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued fresh guidelines for the phased re-opening of all prohibited activities in Lockdown 4.0. It will not be applicable in containment zones till the 30th of the next month. The Central government has announced the reopening in three phases. From 8 June, in the first phase hotels, restaurants, and other hospitality services, shopping malls, and religious places will be allowed to open. Here is download link button for downloading lockdown 5.0 Guidelines pdf
Night curfew will continue with relaxation in the timings from 7 pm- 7 am to 9 pm-5 am. Also, the Centre has given the freedom to State governments to decide upon the imposition of the restrictions on the allowed activities. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will prepare a standard operating procedure for all permitted activities.
Unlock 1: Phase I: Effective from 8th June following activities will be allowed.
- Religious places and places of worship to open for the public.
- Hotels, restaurants, and hospitality services to start.
- Shopping malls to start. Health ministry will issue the Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) in consultation with all concerned and stakeholders.
- The objective will be to ensure social distancing and to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Unlock 1: Lockdown 5.0 Guidelines Phase II
Upon consultations with State and UT State Governments schools, colleges, educational/ training/ coaching institutions will be opened. A decision about the reopening of the institutions will be taken by holding consultations at the institution level with the parents and other stakeholders. Based on the feedback from everyone as described above the decision of re-opening of institutions will be taken in July 2020. Health ministry will prepare Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) in consultations with all concerned State and UT Governments and stakeholders to maintain social distancing and also contain the spread of Covid-19.
Unlock 1: Lockdown 5.0 Guidelines Phase III
The third phase of the opening of the following prohibited activities will be decided based upon the assessment of the situation.
- International air travel except as permitted by MHA.
- Metro operations
- Cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls, and all other similar places.
- Large congregations and all events including social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, or religious functions.
Unrestricted public movement
- The Central government has lifted all restrictions from the movement of persons and goods inter and intra-state and no separate permission or approval or e-permit will be required for any such movements.
- State governments will be allowed to regulate the movement of persons based on reasons of public health and its assessment of the situation.
- MHA Guidelines allow unrestricted movement of passenger trains and Shramik special trains, domestic air travel, and movement of Indian nationals stranded outside the country. Whereas evacuation of foreign nationals and sign-on and sign-off of Indian seafarers will be regulated as per the SOPs.
- No state/UT will stop movements of any type of goods and cargo for cross border trade under Treaties with the neighbors.
Lockdown 5.0 Guidelines-Night curfew relaxation
According to the new guidelines, Night curfew will be continued with a newly relaxed time from 9 pm to 5 am, not barring on essential activities. The Guidelines declared that local authorities shall issue orders in their jurisdiction, under appropriate provisions of law, Section 144 of CrPC, and ensure strict compliance. It may be noted that the curfew timings are from 7 pm to 7 am in Lockdown 4.0.
Aarogya Setu for people going to office
According to the new guidelines, the government’s contact-tracing app Aarogya Setu has to be installed by all employees. District authorities will install the app and regularly update their health status to facilitate timely provision of medical attention to those individuals who are at risk.
■ Lockdown extended for a month in containment zones
According to the new guidelines, lockdown restrictions will carry on in all containment zones till June 30, but essential services will be allowed. States and Union Territories will have the liberty to identify Buffer Zones outside the Containment Zones with increasing numbers of new cases. District authorities will decide upon the restrictions as considered necessary may be put in place within the buffer zones.
Like, Lockdown 4.0, the persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below the age of 10 years will stay at home.
Important dates of Lockdown
- Lockdown 1.0 : 25 March 2020 – 14 April 2020 (21 days)
- Lockdown 2.0 : 15 April 2020 – 3 May 2020 (19 days)
- Lockdown 3.0 : 4 May 2020 – 17 May 2020 (14 days)
- Lockdown 4.0 : 18 May 2020 – 31 May 2020 (14 days)
- Unlock 1: 1 June 2020 – 30 June 2020 (30 days) (Lockdown in Containment Zones only)