The Ministry of Home Affairs announced Lockdown 5.0 ahead of the completion of the fourth phase of the COVID-19. The Central government on Saturday extended the nationwide lockdown in the containment zones till June 30.
According to phase 1, The Govt ordered all places of worship, shopping malls, hotels, and the hospitality sector can reopen from June 8. The night curfew, however, has been relaxed to 9 pm to 5 am, which means that the movement of individuals during this time will be prohibited across the country, except for essential services.
In Phase 2, Schools, colleges, educational/training/coaching institutions, etc. will be opened after consultation with States and UTs. States and UTs have been asked to come up with a strategy at the institution level with parents and other stakeholders. Based on that, the decision of reopening the schools may be taken in July 2020.
In Phase 3, International flights, Metro rail, Cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls, and similar places will remain prohibited.
Social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions and other large congregations will remain out of bound.
Lockdown 5.0- Unrestricted movement of persons and goods:
There shall be no restriction on inter-state and intra-State movement of persons and goods. Also, no separate permission, document, or e-permit will be required for any such movement.
However, if a State/ UT, based on reasons of public health and its assessment of the situation, proposes to regulate the movement of persons, it will give wide publicity in advance regarding the restrictions to be placed on such movement, and the related procedures to be followed.