With 70,000 new Covid-19 cases coming up every day, Centre has released the guidelines for Unlock 4. On Saturday, the government announced that the fourth phase of unlocking will be in effect till September 30.
With Unlock 4, one of the biggest ease in the Covid-19 restrictions will be the reopening of the metro services. From September 7, metro rails will be resumed by the government in a phased manner. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation tweeted, “As per the latest guidelines, Delhi Metro will be resuming its services for the public from 7 September 2020 onwards in a calibrated manner. Details on the Metro functioning & its usage will be shared once the detailed SOP on Metros is issued by MoHUA.”
Moreover, lockdowns will not be imposed outside containment zones. From September 21, up to 100 people could attend social, political, academic, sports, religious and other such functions.
Schools, colleges, swimming pools and indoor theatres will not be allowed to open. However, unlike other unlock phases, 50% of staff can be called for online teaching and related work. Students from classes 9-12 will also be allowed to visit their schools on a voluntary basis. In areas outside the containment zones, these students will be free to seek guidance from their teachers.