Lockdown 5.0: No passes, permissions required to travel within country from June 1 – Times Now

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Key Highlights

  • Lockdown has been extended till June 30 in the containment zones
  • All activities will be opened outside containment zones in phases

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday extended the nationwide lockdown till June 30 in the containment zones, but announced that all activities outside containment zones will be re-opened in a phased manner.

The first phase will come into effect from June 8, however, there are some activities that will be allowed from June 1 onwards. Among those activities are opening of neighbourhood shops and free movement of people and goods.

Here are the new guidelines for movement of goods and travel within country:

  • There shall be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods.
  • No separate permission, approval or e-permit will be required for such movements.
  • If a state or Union Territory proposed to regulate the movement of persons, it will give wide publicity in advance regarding the restrictions.
  • Movement by passengers trains, domestic air travel, movement of Indian nationals stranded abroad will continue to be regulated as per SOPs issued.
  • No state or Union Territory shall stop the movement of any type of goods/cargo for cross land-border trade under Treaties with neighbouring nations.

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In its notification, the MHA also said that night curfew will continue to remain in effect until further orders. The ministry said the movement of individuals shall remain strictly prohibited between 9 pm and 5 am throughout the country.

However, exceptions will be given for non-essential activities.

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