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Unlock 2.0 Guideline: ‘Unlock-2’ New Guidelines, Metro, Gym and Bar Continue to be Banned, School-College Closed till 31 July

Given the increasing impact of Coronavirus infection, Unlock-2 has not been given much room. Unlock-2 takes care that people follow physical distance completely. Hence the ban on the metro, bars, cinema, etc. has been retained. A day before Unlock-1 is over, the central government issued guidelines for Unlock-2 on Monday night, which will be effective from July 1. School-colleges and coaching institutes will remain closed till July 31. 

It will then be decided to open them only after consultation with the states. According to the guidelines issued by the Union Home Ministry, international flights will also be banned. However, international flights will be exempted under the Fellow India campaign. The scope of domestic flights and passenger trains will also be extended in a phased manner. But the metro rail, cinema, gym, and bars will remain closed.

According to the new guidelines, there will be night curfew from 10 am to 5 am, during which the movement of people will be stopped. Necessary activities and some others are exempted from this.

According to the guidelines, the central and state government training centers will open from July 15. In this regard, guidance will be issued by the Department of Personnel and Training. The lockdown will remain in force till July 31 in the Containment Zone. Only essential services will be allowed in these areas. Those working in the shift will be exempted from the night curfew.

The new guidelines of the Ministry of Home Affairs will be useful from July 1. Unlock-2 guidelines have been released after consultation with the State, Union Territories, and the Union Ministry and its departments. According to the guideline of unlock-2, the training institutes of the central and state governments can be opened outside the container zone. 

They will be allowed to begin on July 15. The standard operating procedure has to be followed. The guideline provides for states to identify buffer zones outside the containment zone where corona cases are likely to increase. The district administration may impose necessary restrictions at such places.

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