News By/Courtesy: Riddhima Kedia | 30 Jul 2020 1:45am IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In accordance with the new guidelines, the imposition of night curfew has been abolished and this will be in effect from August 1.
  • The places inviting public gatherings like Metro services, cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, bars, theatres, auditoriums, schools, and colleges will remain closed till August 31.
  • The government stated that the dates for certain services will be

"Move towards normality": Public's reaction to Unlock 3.0

August 5, 2020, will open up the locked doors of happiness for the fitness freaks in the country as the Ministry of Home Affairs recently issued a crisp guideline under the phase “Unlock 3.0”. Amid, the outbreak of COVID-19 these guidelines have been issued with the purpose of easing the restriction of lockdown in the areas outside the containment zones. 

The guidelines have made it clear that the places inviting public gatherings like cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, bars, theatres, auditoriums, schools, and colleges will remain closed till August 31. Even after the requests of Delhi residents, the metro services will continue to remain shut till further notice.  

In accordance with the new guidelines, the imposition of night curfew has been abolished and this will be in effect from August 1. 

The government has said that the safety of our people is the first priority and therefore, the celebration of countries 74th Independence Day will be allowed with social distancing and by following health protocols such as the use of masks, sanitizers, etc.  

The guidelines for Unlock 3.0 has been issued keeping in mind the feedback received by authorities, officials, and Chief Ministers of different states and Union Territories.

There will be no restrictions of intra-state or inter-state of people or goods across the country and no additional pass or e-permit will be required for such movement, the order stated.

However, schools, colleges, and other educational institutions will remain closed till 31 August during this phase of the unlock plan as well.

Social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions are still prohibited from performing any kind of activity that includes public gathering.

The government stated that the dates of these services will be "decided separately based on the assessment of the situation."

The Ministry of Health Affairs has said that International air travel has been permitted in a phased manner under the Vande Bharat Mission. The further opening will be taken up in a calibrated manner.

All other activities except the ones listed under prohibition shall be permitted outside the containment zones.

The use of Aarogya Setu contact tracing application has been suggested by the MHA, in order to help combat the highly contagious disease.

Guidelines for containment zones:

According to the order, lockdown in containment zones will remain imposed till 31 August 2020. These virus containment zones need to be carefully demarcated by the state governments or UTs.

Within the perimeters of containment zones, strict social distancing and other norms of containing the spread of the virus shall be maintained and only essential activities will be allowed, MHA said in a statement.

These containment zones will be notified on the websites of respective district collectors of the states and UTs and activities taking place in these zones will be strictly monitored by the authorities.

MHA also stated that the states and UTs can impose their own guidelines outside the containment zones, which they deem necessary.

India went under a complete nationwide lockdown from 25 March in order to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country. In an attempt to bring back normalcy, the MHA has been issuing a number of guidelines in its Unlock India mission in order to provide relaxations in a graded manner and kickstart the economy.

Meanwhile, with 48,513 people testing positive for coronavirus in a day, India's Covid-19 tally crossed 15 lakh-mark today, while the recoveries jumped to 9,88,029, according to the daily bulletin of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

The country's death toll rose to 34,193 with 768 fatalities being recorded in a day. The fatality from COVID-19 currently stands at 2.25% in India as compared to the global average of about 4%.

Total virus-positive cases stand at 15,31,669 including 5,09,447 active cases, the health ministry said.

 

This article does not intend to hurt the sentiments of any individual, community, sect, or religion etcetera. This article is based purely on the author's personal opinion and views in the exercise of the Fundamental Rights guaranteed under Article 19(1)(A) and other related laws being enforced in India for the time being.

 

Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 30 Jul 2020 16:06pm IST


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