Nationwide lockdown extended to June 30; religious places, hotels, malls to open from June 8
New Delhi: The nationwide lockdown following the coronavirus outbreak in the country has been extended up to June 30 in containment zones. Termed 'Unlock 1', the Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday issued fresh guidelines relaxing the nationwide lockdown, the fourth phase of which ends on May 31.
Activities such as opening of religious places of worship for public, hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services will be allowed from June 8. Also, shopping malls will be allowed to function from June 8.
However, schools, colleges, educational, training, coaching institutions will be opened after consultations with states and UTs. They should hold consultations with parents, other stakeholders on re-opening of academic institutions from July, MHA further said.
The night curfew timing has been revised. Now movement of individuals prohibited between 9 pm and 5 am across country.
Meanwhile, the decision on restarting international air travel, Metro trains, cinema halls, gym, political gathering will be taken after assessing the situation, MHA stated.
No restriction on inter-state, intra-state movement of people, goods. No separate permission required for such travels.
However, lockdown will continue to remain in force till June 30 in containment zones that will be demarcated by district authorities.