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MHA issues guidelines for lockdown 4.0

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New Delhi: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Sunday extended the countrywide lockdown till May 31 to contain the spread of COVID-19, which has so far infected nearly 91,000 people in India and killed at least 2,872. The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued the following guidelines in this regard.

All domestic, international air travel of passengers, except domestic air ambulance, remains prohibited till May 31.

Metro rail services, schools, colleges to remain closed till May 31.

Hotels, restaurants, cinema halls, malls, swimming pools, gyms to remain shut till May 31.

All social, political, religious functions, and places of worship to remain shut during extended lockdown till May 31.

Inter-state movement of passenger vehicles, buses to be allowed with mutual consent of states involved during COVID-19 lockdown 4.0.

States, UTs given powers for delineation of Red, Green and Orange Zones as per COVID-19 situation.

District authorities to demarcate ‘containment’ and ‘buffer’ areas within Red and Orange zones as per Union Health Ministry guidelines.

Movement of people will remain strictly prohibited across country from 7 pm to 7 am, except for essential activities.

All shops, except those in containment zones and malls, will be allowed to open from Monday with staggered timings during lockdown 4.0.

People above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, children aged below 10 shall stay at home.

All shops shall have to ensure six feet distance among customers; not allow more than five people at one time.

Local authorities should ensure that shops and markets, except in containment zones, open with staggered timings.

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