• Opposition Congress party has announced march to Gandhinagar on September 28 protesting farm bills passed by parliament.

Lockdown 5 guidelines

New Delhi: MHA issues new set of guidelines –

-Religious places to open to public from June 8. Hotels, restaurants and shopping malls also to open from June 8.

-Lockdown limited to containment zones till June 30. Containment zones to be demarcated by State governments. Only essential activities allowed there.

-No restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons of goods. No separate permission/approval/e-permit required.

-Night curfew relaxed: Only from 9 pm to 5 am.

-Senior citizens, persons with co-morbidities, children below 10 years advised to stay home. But if a state/UT based on public health reasons decide to regulate movement of persons, it will give wide publicity in advance regarding the restrictions and the related procedures to be followed.

-In phase II of relaxations (decision to be taken in July) schools, colleges will be opened in consultation with states/UTs and Central ministries, other stakeholders.

-In phase III, based on assessment of the situation, decision on following activities to be taken: interaction air travel of passengers, metro rail, cinema halls, gyms, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls, social/political/religious gatherings.