What Activities Will Be Allowed Under ‘Unlock 2’ From July 1
The Union Home Ministry has released the guidelines for Unlock-2. There will be relaxation in many activities in areas outside the containment zone of the corona virus, while there is a provision to tighten the lockdown in the containment zone.
Unlock-1 expires on June 30. With this, unlock-2 has been announced in which there will be relaxation in many activities but with restrictions. There will be strictness in the Containment Zone while exemptions will be given in areas outside the Containment Zone. The new guidelines will be effective from July 1.
The work to start the activities in a phased manner was done in Unlock-1 itself. In Unlock-2, it will be carried forward. Unlock-2 guidelines have been released after consulting people from different fields. It also includes the State, Union Territories and the Union Ministry and its departments.
In the guidelines issued in Unlock-1, religious places, hotels, restaurants, shopping malls were ordered to open outside the containment zone from June 8. This will continue even further. For this, the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) has been issued.
A limited number of domestic flights and passenger trains are allowed. Their operation will continue even further. The time of night curfew has been changed and now it will be from 10 am to 5 am. The night curfew has also been relaxed for movement of people and movement of goods on industrial units, national and regional highways, loading and unloading of cargo, buses, trains, planes to their destination after landing.
More than 5 people can gather in the shops, but for this social care must be fully taken care of. Training institutes of the central and state governments will start from July 15. For this, SOP will be issued by the government. After consultation with different state governments, it was decided that schools, colleges, and coaching institutes will be closed till 31 July.
A limited number of international flights have been allowed under the Vande Bharat Mission. It will be further increased. All activities except the following activities will be allowed outside the Containment Zone.
-Metro Rail, Cinema Hall, Gym, Swimming Pool, Entertainment Park, Theater, Bar, Auditorium, Assembly Hall
-Social / political / sports / entertainment / academic / cultural / religious and other big gathering
-After reviewing the date, the date for starting these activities will be announced.
Lockdowns will be tightened in the Containment Zone. Information will be given on the District Magistrate’s website about the Containment Zone. Information about this will also be provided by the State, Union Territories, and the Ministry of Health.
The activities of the Containment Zone will be closely monitored by the government officials and there will be a full emphasis on following the guidelines. The Union Health Ministry will also keep a strict vigil on compliance of regulations in the Containment Zone. State governments will make a decision about which activities are to be exempted outside the Containment Zone.
People over 65 years old, suffering from a serious illness, pregnant women, and children below 10 years have been advised to stay in the house unless it is necessary to move out. There is an exemption for health-related activities. The government will continue to encourage the use of the Arogya Setu App among the people.
News Source: TheIndianExpress