Lockdown 5.0 or Rather Unlock 1.0: India decides to unlock with an economic focus

India announces an extension of lockdown till 30th June in containment zones while also announcing a phased reopening of places and institutions beginning 8th June

Highlights of Lockdown 5.0

  • Containment Zones to remain locked down till 30th June
  • Phased opening of places outside containment Zones to begin from 8th June
  • Educational institutions, theatres, gyms and international travel to remain shut

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued fresh guidelines for the extension of the ongoing lockdown from 1st to 30th June in containment zones and also the phased reopening of activities and institutions outside containment zones beginning 8th June.

The Lockdown 5.0, which is already being touted as Unlock 1.0, will see the reopening in three phases purely focused on the economic aspect.

Guidelines for lockdown 5.0 / Unlock 1.0 :  Phased Reopening

The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines for lockdown 5.0 and accordingly all activities outside the containment zones will reopen in the following three phases:

Phase I of Unlock 1.0: Places that will open from 8th June

  • Religious Places
  • Places of Worship
  • Malls
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Other Hospitality services

Phase II of Unlock 1.0: Places that will open in month July

  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Educational institutions
  • Coaching classes
  • Training institutes
  • Other related institutions

Also Read: Will it be safe to open schools in India amid growing coronavirus cases?

Also Read: Reopening schools and colleges in India: NCERT and UGC drafting guidelines

Phase III of Unlock 1.0: Dates for starting of prohibited activities will be decided

  • International air travel
  • Metro operations
  • Cinema halls/Theatres
  • Gymnasiums
  • Swimming pools
  • Entertainment parks
  • Bars
  • Auditoriums/Assembly halls 

Other relaxations/amendments in the lockdown

Unrestricted movement of:

  • General public
  • Inter and intra-state goods movement
  • Passenger trains and Shramik trains
  • Domestic air travel
  • Flights for stranded Indian nationals
  • Evacuation of foreign nationals
  • Sign-on and sign-off of Indian seafarers

Night curfew: New Time slot

The night curfew will be changed from the 7 pm to 7 am slot to 9 pm to 5 am slot.

Aarogya Setu must for office goers and all District authorities

All office goers and district authorities will have to install the Aarogya Setu app and regularly update their health status.

All vulnerable people to stay home as much as possible

People above the age of 65 years of age, pregnant women, sick people and children below the age of 10 years will have to avoid going out unless very necessary or for health purposes.

States and UTs have the total control on resuming or stopping any of the activities mentioned outside the containment zones based on their assessment of prevailing conditions.

Last Updated on May 30, 2020 by lp@admin

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