InvestorQ : Has the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) of the government of India issued specific rules pertaining to Lockdown 5.0?
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Has the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) of the government of India issued specific rules pertaining to Lockdown 5.0?

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simran Kaur answered.
4 months ago


The MHA has announced detailed guidelines for Lockdown 5.0, which commences on June 01, 2020, and will be applicable till June 30. These are specifically applicable only for non-containment zones. Here are some of the highlights.

In Phase 1, hotels, restaurants, malls and places of worship will be opened from 08 June 2020 subject to social distancing requirements Opening of educations institutions like schools and colleges will be subject another review is taken up in the month of July 2020 Subsequently and based on the experiences, the MHA will decide on the opening up of international air travel, functioning of metro rail, cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, theatres, bars, assembly halls, sports & entertainment centers, etc

Even in non-containment zones, the movement of individuals shall be prohibited from 9 pm to 5 am, except for essential activities. Section 144 for limits on the assembly of more than 5 persons shall continue to apply in non-containment zones too.

For containment zones (like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi), the extant restrictions shall continue to apply till 30 June. Any movement between containment and non-containment zones shall be prohibited except in case of emergencies.

States will have the discretion to put restrictions on the movement of goods and people based on risk perception. The Centre will not get into such areas.

The MHA has issued an advisory to children, senior citizens, and pregnant women to avoid going out unless in the event of an emergency.

All persons shall adhere to basic norms like wearing face masks in public, maintaining physical distancing of 6 feet, avoiding spitting in public places/eating paan gutka, etc. Consumption of liquor and tobacco in public places is strictly barred.

Workplaces must also follow strict rules pertaining to frequent sanitizing and social distancing. Employers must encourage WFH (work from home) as far as possible and adhere to social distancing norms at the workplace.

Making of any false claim pertaining to COVID-19 or obstructing an officer from doing official duty shall be a punishable offense with penalty and imprisonment if warranted. Spreading rumors, false information will also be an offense.

Supply of essential items on stipulated dates will continue as before in the containment zones too.