Lockdown 4.0 Guidelines & Rules, Coronavirus India Lockdown Extension Updates: The Centre has extended the nationwide lockdown for two more weeks until May 31 with significant relaxations. In an order, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued guidelines for the fourth phase of the lockdown. According to the guidelines, barbershops, salons, shopping complexes and markets can now open starting Monday. However, domestic flights, schools/colleges and hotels will continue to remain shut throughout the country. The government has also allowed inter-state movement of passenger vehicles and buses with mutual consent of states. The MHA said states will decide various zones, taking into consideration parameters shared by the Health Ministry.
The government has allowed inter-state movement of passenger vehicles and buses with mutual consent of states.
The activities that remain prohibited across India till May 31 as per the MHA’s latest order are domestic/international air travel, metro rail services, schools/colleges and other educational institutions, hotels/restaurants and other hospitality services except for those housing emergency service workers or being used as quarantine facilities. Restaurants will be allowed to operate kitchens for home delivery of food items.
Wearing face masks will be compulsory in all public and workplaces, social distancing has to be followed and spitting will attract fines. Wedding functions will be permitted with not more than 50 guests and only 20 people will be allowed to attend a funeral.
Shops have been directed to ensure a minimum of six feet distance among customers and to restrict more than five people inside a shop at one time.
HIGHLIGHTS OF MHA GUIDELINES:
# Sports complexes and stadia will be permitted to open; however, spectators will not be allowed.
# With a view to ensuring safety in offices and workplaces, employers on best effort basis should ensure that Arogya Setu is installed by all employees having compatible mobile phones.
# All cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places, shall continue to remain closed throughout the country till 31st May.