National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Sunday directed the central and state governments to extend the nationwide lockdown till May 31. Shortly after the NDMA order was made public, the Centre released guidelines for the fourth phase of the lockdown aka “lockdown 4.0.”
The third phase of the lockdown is scheduled to end on Sunday night.
“Considering the fact that the lockdown measures need to be implemented for a further period in the country to contain the spread of COVID-19, NDMA, in the exercise of powers under section 6(2)(i) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, hereby directs the Ministries/Departments of Government of India, State Governments and State Authorities to continue the lockdown measures up to May 31, 2020.”
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) asks Ministries/ Departments of Government of India, State Governments and State Authorities to continue the lockdown measures up to 31st May 2020.
Here are the guidelines for lockdown 4.0
All domestic and international air travel will remain suspended, except for certain health and security services.
Metro rail services will remain suspended.
Schools, colleges, educational/training/coaching institutions, etc. will remain closed.
Hotels, restaurants, and other hospitality services will remain shut with the exception of those housing healthcare workers, police, stranded persons, etc. Restaurants are allowed to operate kitchens for home delivery of food items.
All cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theaters, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls, and similar places will remain shut.
Sports complexes and stadia will be permitted to open, however, spectators will not be allowed.
All social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions, other gatherings, and large congregations remain banned.
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