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Malls, restaurants to reopen as lockdown is extended till June 30

Home ministry's new guidelines will come into effect from June 1 and will be effective till June 30.

Medics collect a swab sample of an air passenger from Chicago for COVID-19 test who landed in Hyderabad and arrived at his native city by bus, during the ongoing Covid-19 nationwide lockdown, in Vijayawada. Photo: PTI
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India on Saturday eased a weeks-long lockdown to contain the coronavirus outbreak, allowing places of worship, malls, restaurants and hotels to reopen from June 8 and education places later.
 
Restrictions in containment zones, places worst affected in the outbreak, will continue under lockdown till June 30. Schools, colleges, and other educational institutions will be opened after consultations with states and union territories as part of a multi-phase plan to reopen the country, said the union home ministry in a notification.
 
The ministry’s new guidelines—called Unlock 1—will come into effect from June 1 and will be effective till June 30.
 
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First Published: May 30 2020 | 7:22 PM IST

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