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- 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.
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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