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Travel to night curfew: Lockdown 5.0 rules aim to open up country

Home Ministry guidelines focus is on economy as containment zones stay under restrictions.

Health workers conduct thermal screening of passengers who have arrived from Delhi by a special train at Howrah station, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Kolkata
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Religious places, hotels, restaurants and shopping malls will be allowed to reopen from June 8 in phase 1 under guidelines issued by the union health ministry.

BS Web Team New Delhi
The government on Saturday extended a weeks-long lockdown to contain the coronavirus in places worst affected by the disease's outbreak, allowing "phased re-opening" elsewhere.

Here is what is allowed, and what is not, according to the union home ministry’s new guidelines called "Unlock 1".

  • Religious places, hotels, restaurants and shopping malls will be allowed to reopen from June 8 in phase 1 under guidelines issued by the union health ministry.
  • Schools, colleges, and other educational institutions will be opened in phase 2 "after consultations" with states and union territories (UT), according to the guidelines. A decision on reopening educational institutions would be

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First Published: May 30 2020 | 8:20 PM IST

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