No Restriction on Movement of People Between & Within States: MHA
The MHA has added that if a state/UT wants to regulate the movement then it will have to give notice in advance.
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday, 30 May, issued guidelines for a phased re-opening till 30 June of all activities outside containment zones. The government also announced it will be extending the lockdown in containment zones till the same period.
As per the new guidelines, the timings for night curfew are now 9 pm to 5 am throughout the country.
The guidelines mention that there will be no restriction on inter-state or intra-state movement of people or goods. However, the ministry has clarified that if a state/UT proposes to regulate the movement then it will have to give notice in advance.
While all activities will be allowed outside containment zones, the below mentioned activities will be allowed in a phased manner, with SOPs prescribed by the Health Ministry.
- Phase 1: Religious places, malls, hotels, restaurants will be allowed to open from 8 June except in containment zones
- Phase 2: Schools, colleges, training institutions will be opened after consultations with stakeholders. The decision for this will be taken in July
- Phase 3: Decision on metro travel, cinema halls, gyms, international air travel, social/political and other large congregations will be taken based on the assessment of the situation
Karnataka to Test High Risk COVID State Passengers at Rs 650
Karnataka government has made arrangements for passengers coming from high risk states to undergo COVID test at private laboratories for Rs 650, an official said on Friday, 29 May.
US President Trump Ends Ties With WHO
While addressing the briefing in the White House Rose Garden, US President Donald Trump said the US will be terminating relationship with the World Health Organisation (WHO) right away.
Vande Bharat: Air India Announces More Flights to Evacuate Indians
Air India on Friday, 29 May announced additional flights between June 4 and 6 to bring back Indians stranded abroad amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The flights will evacuate Indians from the US, UK, Germany, South Korea, New Zealand, and Sweden.
"Additional flights announced by @airindiain under Mission Vande Bharat. Delhi to Auckland on June 4. Delhi to Chicago & Stockholm on June 5. Delhi to New York, Frankfurt & Seoul on June 6. Mumbai to London & Newark on June 6," Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted.
He said that bookings for the flights would start from 11 am on May 30.
Over 7,000 New COVID-19 Cases in India in the Last 24 Hours
Highest spike of 7,964 new COVID-19 cases and 265 deaths in the last 24 hours in India. Total number of cases in the country now at 1,73,763 including 86422 active cases, 82370 cured/discharged/migrated and 4971 deaths, as per data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
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