Lockdown extended in India till June 30th nationwide. Ministry of home and affairs released a notice that the 5th Phase of lockdown extension will be until June 30th. And new guidelines for the 5th phase of lockdown release.

It is the longest lockdown number of days announced in India previously all for lockdown duration for only 15 days. After the relaxation of the 4th phase of the lockdown number of cases are increased drastically all over the Nation. India planned to increase the number of days in a single announcement

The centre has issued fresh guidelines for coronavirus lockdown5 as it extended the lockdown till June 30 in containment zones. The centre has given a plan for phased reopening of areas outside containment zones.

Night curfew, however, will remain in force from 9 pm to 5 am across the country, the Home Ministry said in a statement, a change from 7 am to 7 pm in lockdown4.

“Movement of individuals shall remain strictly prohibited between 9 pm and 5 am throughout the country, except for essential activities,” the Home Ministry said.

MHA LOCKDOWN 5 GUIDELINES

Phased re-opening of areas outside the Containment Zones
In areas outside Containment Zones, all activities will be permitted, except the following.
which will be allowed, with the stipulation of following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to be prescribed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), in a phased manner:

Phase I

The following activities will be allowed with effect from8 June, 2020:
(i) Religious places/ places of worship for the public.
(i) Hotels, restaurants, and other hospitality services.
(ii) Shopping malls

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) will issue Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the above activities, in consultation with the Central Ministries/ Departments concerned and other stakeholders, for ensuring social distancing and to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Phase II

Schools, colleges, educational/ training/ coaching institutions etc., will be opened after consultations with States and UTs. State Governments/ UT administrations may hold consultations at the institution level with parents and other stakeholders. Based on the feedback, a decision on the re-opening of these institutions will be taken in the month of July, 2020.
MoHFW will prepare SOP in this regard, in consultation with the Central Ministries/ Departments concerned and other stakeholders, for ensuring social distancing and to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Phase III

Based on the assessment of the situation, dates for re-starting the following activities will be decided:
(i) International air travel of passengers, except as permitted by MHA.
(iI) Metro Rail.
(iii) Cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.
(iv) Social political sports entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions and other large congregations.

2. National Directives for COvID-19 Management


National Directives for COVID-19 Management, as specified in Annexure I, shall continue to be followed throughout the country

Night curfew

Movement of individuals shall remain strictly prohibited between 9.00 m to 5.00 am throughout the country, except TOr consent activities. Local announces shall issue orders in the entire area of their jurisdiction, under appropriate provisions of law, Such as under Section 144 of CrPC, and ensure strict compliance.

Lockdown limited to Containment Zones

Lockdown shall continue to remain in force in the Containment Zones till 50 June,

(i) Containment Zones will be demarcated by the District authorities after taking into consideration the guidelines of MoHFW.

(ii) In the Containment Zones, only essential activities shall be allowed. There shall be strict perimeter control to ensure that there 15 no movement of people in or out of these zones, except for medical emergencies and for maintaining the supply of essential Guideline goods and services. In the Containment 2Zones, there shall be intensive contact house-to-house surveillance, and other clinical interventions, as required. Guidelines of MoHFW shall be taken into consideration for the above purposes.

(iV) States/UTs may also identity Buffer Zones outside the Containment Zones, where new cases are more likely to occur. Within the buffer zones, restrictions as considered necessary may be put in place by the District authorities, States/ UTs, based on their assessment of the situation, may prohibit certain activitics

Outside the Containment zones, or impose such restrictions as deemed necessary.

Unrestricted movement of persons and goods

There shall be no restriction on inter-State and intra-State movement of persons and enter permission approval permit will be required for such movement, However, if a State/ UT, based on reasons of public health and its assessment of the regulate movement of persons, it will give wide publicity in procedures so placed on such movement, and the related

(1) Movement by passenger trains and Shramik special trans; domestic passenger travel;

(iv) No State/ UT shall stop the movement of any type of goods/ cargo tor cross land-

Protection of vulnerable persons, persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below the age of 10 years are advised to stay at home, except tor essential and health
purposes.

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