Unlock 3.0: Gyms To Open, No Schools, Metro, Cinema Till August 31
The nationwide COVID-19 guidelines for Unlock 3.0 were issued by the government, opening up more activities outside the containment zones.
On Wednesday (July 29), the government issued Unlock 3.0 guidelines, allowing gymnasiums and yoga institutes to function from August 5 and revoking curfew even as all other activities banned earlier continue to remain prohibited. Operation of metro rail, cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places shall continue to remain prohibited, the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) have said. Schools and colleges too shall remain shut till August 31.
Social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions and other large congregations shall also not be allowed. The government has extended the lockdown till the end of August in containment zones, where severe restrictions, as imposed earlier, shall continue to remain in force. The new guideline makes no mention of night curfew, which had been reduced from 9 p.m. – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. period in Unlock 2.0. “Restrictions on the movement of individuals during the night (curfew) have been removed,” the MHA said.
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