Unlock 3.0 guidelines released; night curfew removed, gyms to reopen

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New Delhi, July 30, 2020: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday issued new guidelines under phase 3 of unlocking restrictions amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. Under Unlock 3.0, Schools, colleges and coaching institutions will continue to shut till August 31, 2020, whereas night curfew in public movement will be removed.

Gymnasiums and yoga institutes will be re-opened from August 5 while following Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to be released by the ministry.  However, there remain restrictions on the large political, religious and other public congregations under Unlock 3.0. The restrictions on swimming pools, cinema halls, entertainment parks, theatres, auditoriums, bars and metro services will continue till August 31, 2020. The government has permitted international travel in a phased manner under Vande Bharat Mission.

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Under Unlock 3.0 all the containment zones will be under strict lockdown till August 31. Only essential activities will be permitted in all the containment zones. Click https://duexpress.in/icmr-sets-deadline-covaxin-to-launch-by-august-15/ to know the vaccine updates.

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The release mentions the permission for Independence Day functions by following strict social distancing norms and other health protocols such as wearing of masks.

Apart from this, the ministry has allowed the states and UTs to prohibit activities outside the containment zones in Unlock 3.0. The order read, “States/UTs, based on their assessment of the situation, may prohibit certain activities outside the containment zones, or impose such restrictions as deemed necessary.” The order further relaxed the inter-State and intra-State movement of persons and goods including those for cross land-border trade under Treaties with neighbouring countries.

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The press release has also advised the use of the Aarogya Setu App for early identification of potential risk of infection. Strict actions will be taken against the people violating the above-cited measures. Click here https://www.mha.gov.in/ to check the release.

As per the latest government data, India has recorded over 15.31 lakh cases of coronavirus including 5,09,447 active cases. About 10 lakh people have cured, while 34,000 have succumbed to the virus so far. Hence, the recovery rate stands at 64.24% while the death rate at 2.25% in India.

Himanshi Aggarwal
Aspiring Journalist

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