International air travel of passengers has been permitted in a limited manner under the Vande Bharat mission. Further opening up will take place in a calibrated manner.
The Centre today issued new guidelines (Unlock 3.0) for opening up of more activities in areas outside the Containment Zones. In this phase, which will come into effect from August 1, 2020, the process of phased re-opening of activities has been extended further.
Relaxations Under Unlock 3.0
- In Unlock 3, which will come into effect from August 1, 2020, the process of phased re-opening of activities has been extended further.
- Yoga institutes and gymnasiums will be allowed to open from August 5, 2020. In this regard, Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the ministry for ensuring social distancing and to contain the spread of COVID-19,
- International air travel of passengers has been permitted in a limited manner under the Vande Bharat mission. Further opening up will take place in a calibrated manner.
- Independence Day functions will be allowed with social distancing and by following other health protocols, e.g., wearing of masks etc.
States to have the final say on activities outside Containment Zones- 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.
Activities that are not permitted in non-containment zones
- Metro Rail.
- Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.
- Social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions and other large congregations.
In Containment Zones
- Lockdown shall continue to be implemented strictly in the Containment Zones till 31 August, 2020.
- Containment Zones are required to be carefully demarcated by the State/ UT Governments with a view to contain the spread of COVID-19, after taking into consideration the guidelines issued by MOHFW.
- Within the containment zones, strict perimeter control shall be maintained and only essential activities allowed.
India’s coronavirus cases crossed the 15 lakh-mark to reach 1,531,669 on Wednesday. The total number of death toll in the country reached 34,193. As many as 48,512 cases and 768 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Of the total, 5,09,447 are active cases while 9,88,029 people have been treated and discharged so far.
6 Comments on this Story
Ashutosh Tyagi15 minutes ago
The Govt of India has failed drastically in managing the Covid effectively. People are put to risk voluntarily now with such foolish relaxations.
ItsJustStupid21 minutes ago
Gym,Yoga,Mall type close places are highly prone to infections. It will be critical to trace health of visitors to such places for piblic health case study.
Anjubala Rao26 minutes ago
Centers should be removed first.Horrific managerial skills.Till ur history ends thali bhajate rahiye