Updated: May 24, 2020
The lockdown was first imposed for 21 days on March 25 and then extended on April 15 and again on May 4 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The ministry of home affairs on Sunday announced an extension of lockdown till May 31 to curb the spread of Covid-19, with significant relaxations in the fourth phase.
Prohibition on all public gatherings, closure of schools, malls and restaurants, and suspension of flight and Metro services will remain in force during this phase too.
MHA has allowed sports complexes to open, possibly clearing the path for the resumption of the training of athletes which came to a halt in mid-March.
States and Union Territories (UTs) have been given powers to delineate the Red, Green, and Orange zones as per the Covid-19 situation and inter-state movement of passenger vehicles, buses have been allowed with mutual consent of states.
District authorities have been directed to demarcate ‘containment’ and ‘buffer’ areas within Red and Orange zones as per Union Health Ministry guidelines.
All domestic and international air travel has been prohibited till May 31, barring air ambulances. Metro services and schools will remain closed as well.
Read the full text of the MHA guidelines in lockdown 4.0,
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