MHA issues Unlock 5 guidelines; here’s what’s opened, what’s closed

MHA issues Unlock 5 guidelines; here's what’s opened, what's closed

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday issued Unlock 5 guidelines for opening up more activities in areas outside the Containment Zones.

As per the Unlock 5 guidelines, Cinemas, theatres, multiplexes can open with up to 50 percent of their seating capacity from October 15.

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Likewise, the Swimming pools being used for training of sportspersons will be permitted to open. Business to Business (B2B) Exhibitions will be permitted to open, from October 15.

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Similarly, entertainment parks and similar places will be permitted to open.

For the re-opening of schools and coaching institutions, state/ UT Governments have been given the flexibility to take a decision after October 15, 2020, in a graded manner. The decision shall be taken in consultation with the respective school/ institution management.

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The Department of Higher Education (DHE), Ministry of Education may take a decision on the timing of the opening of Colleges/ Higher Education Institutions, in consultation with MHA, based on the assessment of the situation. Online/ distance learning shall continue to be the preferred.

The social, academic, sports, entertainment, cultural, religious, political functions and other congregations have already been permitted with a ceiling of 100 persons, outside COVID-19 containment zones only, the Government of India said.

It is pertinent to mention that the States cannot impose lockdown outside the containment zones.

-PTC News