UP issues guidelines for Unlock 2.0

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UP issues guidelines for Unlock 2.0

Wednesday, 01 July 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Following the guidelines issued by the Union government for Unlock 2.0 starting from July 1, the Uttar Pradesh government declared that training institutes run by the Central and state governments will be allowed to function from the middle of next month while schools, colleges and coaching institutes will remain closed until July 31.

Apart from curbs in containment zones, there will be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods.

The guidelines issued by Chief Secretary Rajendra Kumar Tiwari said that while lockdown would continue in the containment zones, shops outside them could have more than five persons at a time. However, they would have to ensure physical distancing, said the guidelines issued late Tuesday night.

Domestic flights will be further expanded while international air travel will continue in a limited manner under the Vande Bharat repatriation mission.

Night curfew timings are being further relaxed in all the districts barring Meerut where night curfew will be from 8 pm to 6 am while in other parts of the state it will be from 10 pm to 5 am. The night curfew will be further eased for the seamless operation of industrial units in multiple shifts besides allowing the movement of people and goods.

Earlier the night curfew was from 9 pm to 6 am.

All activities shall be permitted outside containment zones but operation of Metro rail, cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar activities have been prohibited till July 31.

Besides this, there will be a ban on social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions and other large congregations. “Dates for opening of these will be decided separately, based on the assessment of the situation,” the chief secretary said.

Vulnerable persons above the age of 65, people with comorbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 are advised to stay at home.

Officials said there would be no restriction on inter-state or intra-state movement of people and goods but such movement in Gautam Buddha Nagar and Ghaziabad, which come under National Capital Region (NCR), would depend on permission from the district administration.

All public places, malls, cinema halls, schools and colleges were shut on March 25 as part of the national lockdown that was extended four times until May 31.

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