MHA issues Unlock 3 guidelines, schools shut till August 31

SRINAGAR: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday issued guidelines for Unlock 3, which allows more activities outside Covid-19 containment zones.

Here’s what is allowed and remains off limits until 31 August as per the latest guidelines.

Yoga institutes and gymnasiums will be allowed to open from 5 August, 2020 for which SOP will be issued by Health Ministry.

Lockdown shall continue to be implemented strictly in the containment zones till 31 August, 2020.

Social/political/sports/entertainment/academic/cultural/religious functions and other large congregations still not permitted. Also, schools, colleges and coaching institutions will remain closed till 31 August, 2020.

All activities, except the following, shall be permitted outside containment zones – Metro Rail, cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls & similar places.

International air travel has been permitted in limited manner under Vande Bharat Mission and further opening-up will take place in calibrated manner, said MHA.

August 15 functions will be allowed with social distancing and by following other health protocols, such as wearing of masks etc. In this regard instructions issued by MHA on 21 July shall be followed.


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