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Just in: Unlock 1 announced as Lockdown 4.0 nears its end

Saturday, May 30, 2020 • Tamil Comments

Just in: Unlock 1 announced as Lockdown 4.0 nears its end

The Centre on Saturday evening said that the lockdown will continue until June 30 in Containment Zones.

The government has made it a point to call it Unlock 1 instead of Lockdown 5. "States may impose restrictions/prohibit activities as per assessment," the Union Home Ministry said today.

Phase 1: Reopening of shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, hospitality services and places of religious worship from June 8. "These activities can't take place in containment zones. Moreover, they are subject to the standard operating procedures to be released by the ministry of health and welfare," a note from the Centre says.

Phase 2: Reopening of educational institutions, training and coaching centres from July will take place. This shall be done in consultation with the respective state government.

Phase 3: Cinema halls, gyms, swimming pools, entertainment parks, etc will be decided based on the assessment of the situation. Dates for the reopening of International air travel of passengers and the operation of Metro Rail will be issued later after an assessment of the prevailing situation.

Here are mandatory rules that everyone must follow:

The Centre on Saturday evening issued a note saying that certain guidelines shall be mandatorily followed by one and all. Here are some of the key highlights.

Wearing of face masks is compulsory in public places, in work places and during transport.

Individuals must maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet in public places.

Shops shall not allow more than 5 persons at a time.

Large public gatherings continue to remain prohibited.

Number of guests not to exceed 50 in marriage functions.

Number of persons not to exceed 20 in funeral/last rites.

Spitting in public places shall be a punishable offence.

Consumption of liquor, paan, gutka, tobacco is prohibited in public places.

Work from Home should be followed as far as possible.

Staggering of work/business hours will be followed in offices, work places, shops, markets, industrial and commercial establishments.

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