The Ministry of Home Affairs issued fresh guidelines under its Unlock 3 plans to relax the lockdown restrictions in areas outside containment zones amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.

The guidlines will come into effect from 1 August, 2020.

Restrictions on movement of individuals during night (Night curfew) have been removed.
Yoga institutes and gymnasiums will be allowed to open from August 5, 2020. In this regard, Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) for ensuring social distancing and to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Independence Day functions will be allowed with social distancing and by following other health protocols, e.g., wearing of masks etc. In this regard instructions issued by MHA on 21.07.2020 shall be followed.
After extensive consultation with States and UTs, it has been decided that schools, colleges and coaching institutions will remain closed till August 31, 2020.
International air travel of passengers has been permitted in a limited manner under the Vande Bharat mission. Further opening-up will take place in a calibrated manner.
All activities, except the following, shall be permitted outside containment zones:
– ​Metro Rail.

– Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.

– Social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions and other large congregations.


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