MHA issues new guidelines for Unlock 2

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The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on 29th June 2020 has issued new guidelines for Unlock 2 to open up of more activities in areas outside the containment zones beginning from July 1, with relaxations in night curfew, provision for more domestic flights and trains, and clearance for more than five people in a shop.

As per the order schools, colleges and other educational institutions will remain closed till July 31, and Metro rail, multiplexes, gyms, swimming pools, bars and auditoriums will remain closed until further orders.

States and UTs, based on their assessment of the situation, may prohibit certain activities outside the Containment zones, or impose such restrictions as deemed necessary.  However, there shall be no restriction on inter-State and intra-State movement of persons and goods. No separate permission/ approval/ e-permit will be required for such movements.

Night curfew timings are being further relaxed and will be now in force from 10 pm to 5 am. These will be further eased for the seamless operation of industrial units in multiple shifts besides allowing the movement of people and goods. Vulnerable persons above the age of 65, people with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below the age of 10 are advised to stay at home. Other guidelines with regard to wearing of masks, expected measures at workplace and use of Aarogya Setu app have been reiterated as in the past.

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