Ministry of Home Affairs Guidelines
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on June 29, 2020, had extended the lockdown in containment zones till July 31, 2020.
The ministry has also released a new set of guidelines for Unlock 2.0 in India.
Unlock 2.0 guidelines will be effective from July 1, 2020. The new guidelines restrict the movement of people from 10 pm to 5 am across India, anywhere and everywhere. Lockdown will continue to be practised in the Containment Zones of India.
All education institutions such as schools and colleges will remain closed until 31st July. Apart from this, the services that will remain closed during Unlock 2.0 period (1 July – 31 July 2020) are cinema halls, gyms, theatres, Metro services, swimming pools, bars, social gathering and religious gatherings.
In Containment Zones, lockdown will continue to be implemented strictly till July 31, 2020.
List of Activities Allowed & Not Allowed under Unlock 2.0
Activities Not Allowed
Online Classes & Distance Learning & Government affiliated Training institutions to operate from 15 July with Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions
MHA Approved International Flights
Movement of people by passenger trains and Shramik special trains; Domestic Flights; Movement of Indians stranded outside & people to travel abroad – All these to be regulated as per SOPs
Metro Rail Services
Inter-State and Intra-State movement of persons and goods
Cinema halls, Gyms, Swimming Pools, Theatres, Bars, Assembly halls
Maximum 50 people allowed at Marriages & 20 People at Funerals
Gatherings – Social, political, religious, academic, sports, entertainment & others
Operation of industrial units, movement of people & goods on National/State Highways, Loading & Unloading of cargo, travel of people to their destinations after getting off from Bus, Train or Flight
Movement of people prohibited between 10 pm to 5 am across India
Note: These guidelines are to be followed outside containment zones. Apart from this, Wearing of Face Masks is compulsory & Spitting publically is punishable. People should follow Social Distancing norms mandatorily with 6 feet distance at public places.