The Ministry of Home Affairs as well and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) passed guidelines on 29th June, 2020 stating:
- Directions to re-open more activities in a calibrated manner, in areas outside the Containment Zones and
- Extend the lockdown in Containment Zones up to 31.07.2020
Activites outside the Containment zones
Some of the activities not permitted outside the containment zone till 31.07.2020 are:
- Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain closed. Online/ distance learning are encouraged to continue. Training institutions of the Central and State Governments will be allowed to function from 15 July, 2020, for which Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT).
- International air travel of passengers, except as permitted by MHA. For example, Vande Bharat Flights.
- Metro Rail.
- Cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres,
- bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.
- Social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions
- and other large congregations.
- Domestic flights and passenger trains have already been allowed in a limited
Lockdown in Containment Zones
Lockdown will continue to remain in Containment Zones till 31 July, 2020. In the Containment Zones, only essential activities will be allowed. There will be strict perimeter control to ensure that there is no movement of people in or out of these zones, except for medical emergencies and for maintaining supply of essential goods and services. In the Containment Zones, there shall be intensive contact tracing, house-to-house surveillance, and other clinical interventions, as required.
States/ UTs, based on their assessment of the situation, may prohibit certain activities outside the Containment zones, or impose such restrictions. However, there shall be no restriction on inter-State and intra-State movement of persons and goods including those for cross land-border trade under Treaties with neighbouring countries. No separate permission/ approval/ e-permit will be required for such movements.
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