India is all set to enter into the next phase i.e. Unlock 3.0 with sector-wise guidelines to uplift the lockdown and contain the spread of COVID-19. India has reached the third spot in the world with 1.56 million coronavirus cases recorded till now recording 34,593 deaths. The new cases coming each day don’t seem to go down any sooner and people may have to live with COVID-19. India is among the worst-hit countries right now and Unlock 3.0 guidelines would be a step to revive the economy while taking precautionary measures for COVID-19. Lockdown will continue to be implemented strictly in containment zones till August 31, 2020.
Unlock 3.0 Guidelines: What’s allowed
- Movement of individuals during night hours
- Yoga institutes, gymnasiums will open from August 5. A standard operating procedure will be issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW)
- Independence Day functions allowed with social distancing
- International air travel of passengers has been permitted in a limited manner under the Vande Bharat mission. Further opening-up will take place in a calibrated manner.
Unlock 3.0 Guidelines: What’s not allowed
- Metro Rail services
- Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.
- Social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions and other large congregations.
- Vulnerable persons, i.e people above 65 years of age, people with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below the age of 10 years, are advised to stay at home, except for meeting essential requirements and for health purposes.
Unlock 3.0 Guidelines: For Containment Zones
- Lockdown in containment zones will remain imposed till 31 August.
- Within the perimeters of containment zones, strict social distancing and other norms of containing the spread of the virus shall be maintained and only essential activities will be allowed, MHA said.
- These containment zones will be notified on the websites of respective district collectors of the states and UTs and activities taking place in these zones will be strictly monitored by the authorities. States and UTs can impose its own guidelines outside the containment zones, which they deem necessary.