COVID-19 lockdown extended till 31-05-2020 with conditions

The Ministry of Home Affairs vide an order dated 17th  May 2020 has extended the COVID-19 lockdown till 31st  May 2020 (2 weeks from 18th  May 2020). However, the lockdown guidelines significantly eased restrictions outside containment zones and left it for states to implement these based on guidelines issued by the health ministry. Though many relaxations are allowed, in containment zones, only essential activities are permitted. Some key conditions are-

  1. During the lockdown period, all domestic and international passenger flights will remain prohibited. Metro services, schools, colleges, hotels and restaurants will also remain shuttered nationwide.
  2. Cinema halls, shopping malls, gyms, sports complexes, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bar, auditoriums, assembly halls and all other similar places will be closed. Sport complexes and stadium are permitted to open, but spectators are not allowed to open.
  3. All religious places to be closed and there shall not be any social/ political/ religious/ cultural/ educational/ sports/ entertainment/function gathering.
  4. All state/UT shall allow inter sate movement of all types of goods and cargo.
  5. Inter state movement of passengers vehicles, are allowed except in containment zones.
  6. Movement of individual is strictly prohibited between 7p.m. to 7 a.m.
  7. Person above 65 years of age, pregnant woman and child below 10 years shall stay at home except for meeting and essential requirements.
  8. Wearing of face cover is compulsory in all public place and workplaces.
  9. Social distancing shall be followed in public places and transport.
  10. Funeral shall ensure social distancing and gathering of more than 20 not allowed.
  11. In marriage and related functions, there shall not be co-gathering more than 50.
  12. Work from home to be practiced as soon as possible.
  13. Staggering of work/business hours to be followed.
  14. Industrial unit shall do thermal screening of employee/visitor/driver/all other person in entry and exit point. There shall be hand sanitizer and provisions for handwash in entry and exit point.
  15. There shall be frequent sanitization of the places comes to frequent contact with human, such as door handle.
  16. In charge of the workplace shall ensure social distancing through adequate distance between worker, adequate gap between shifts, staggering lunch break of staff etc.

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