COVID-19: MHA Releases Unlock 2 Guidelines With More Relaxations

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Updated30 Jun 2020, 04:19 AM IST
India
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Union Ministry of Home Affairs issued new guidelines for Unlock 2, on Monday, 29 June, to open up more activities in areas outside the containment zones. The new guidelines will come in effect from Wednesday.

The number of coronavirus cases in India rose by 19,459 to 5,48,318 on Monday, while the death toll increased by 380 to 16,475. According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are now 2,10,120 active cases in the country, while 3,21,722 patients have been cured or discharged, and one has migrated.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that his government has decided to start a 'plasma bank' in the national capital for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Snapshot
  • The Health Ministry on Monday said that the gap between recoveries and active cases stands at 1,11,602, with the recovery rate being 58.67%
  • The coronavirus death toll worldwide has crossed half a million, according to a tally by AFP. Over 10 million people have been infected by the virus
  • A decision on the reimposition of lockdown in Hyderabad for 15 days will be taken after consultations, Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao said on Sunday
  • A complete lockdown is in force in Assam’s Guwahati starting 29 June

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2:20 AM, 29 Jun

COVID-19 Death Toll Crosses Half a Million Globally

The coronavirus death toll worldwide has crossed half a million, according to a tally by news agency AFP. More than 10 million people have been infected by the virus since it first emerged late last year.

4:07 AM, 29 Jun

19,459 New COVID Cases Take India’s Tally to 5.48 Lakh; 16,475 Deaths

The number of coronavirus cases in India rose by 19,459 to 5,48,318 on Monday, while the death toll increased by 380 to 16,475. According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are now 2,10,120 active cases in the country, while 3,21,722 patients have been cured or discharged, and one has migrated.

COVID-19: MHA Releases Unlock 2 Guidelines With More Relaxations
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5:30 AM, 29 Jun

245 New COVID-19 Cases in Odisha, Tally Rises to 6,859

Odisha has reported 245 new COVID-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the tally in the state to 6,859, including 21 deaths, ANI reported on Monday.

5:36 AM, 29 Jun

Senior Doctor of LNJP Hospital Succumbs to COVID-19

A senior doctor of LNJP hospital succumbed to COVID-19 on Sunday, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal wrote on Twitter on Monday, as he expressed his condolences and offered support to the family.

7:21 AM, 29 Jun
KEY EVENT

Delhi Govt to Start 'Plasma Bank' for Treatment of COVID-19 Patients: CM Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that his government has decided to start a 'plasma bank' in the national capital for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

“The ‘plasma bank’ will start operation in the next two days. I appeal to COVID-19 recovered patients to donate their plasma. This ‘plasma bank’ will be set-up at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in Delhi. Anyone who needs plasma will need a recommendation from a doctor.”
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, as quoted by ANI
8:55 AM, 29 Jun

Recovery Rate at 58.67%: Health Ministry

The Health Ministry on Monday said that the gap between recoveries and active cases of COVID-19 stands at 1,11,602, with the recovery rate being 58.67 percent.

9:00 AM, 29 Jun

Suspension of Functioning of Delhi HC, Subordinate Courts Extended Till 15 July

The Delhi High Court has extended the suspension of the functioning of the court as well as the subordinate courts till 15 July amid the rising number of coronavirus cases.

All pending matters listed before the court in this period stand adjourned and the hearing in urgent matters will be held via video-conferencing, reported ANI.

10:43 AM, 29 Jun

Haryana to Start Plasma Therapy for COVID-19 Treatment

Haryana will start plasma therapy for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in all its medical colleges after approval from the Indian Council of Medical Research, ANI reports citing Health Minister Anil Vij.

10:43 AM, 29 Jun

Maharashtra Extends Lockdown Till 31 July 

Maharashtra extends lockdown till 31 July, ANI reports.

All government offices with certain exceptions like an emergency, health and medical, treasuries, disaster management, police to function with 15% strength or 15 persons whichever is higher, according to government's guidelines.

It further says, all private offices can operate up to 10% strength or 10 people whichever is more.

COVID-19: MHA Releases Unlock 2 Guidelines With More Relaxations
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11:56 AM, 29 Jun

WHO Chief Scientist on Lockdown

"Our committee did not recommend lockdown.. lockdown alone is not the solution to COVID-19 and we cannot be under lockdown forever," says WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan after attending meeting of state-constituted expert committee chaired by Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami.

12:07 PM, 29 Jun
KEY EVENT

SOP for Chardham Yatra

Uttarakhand Chardham Devasthanam Board issues standard operating procedure for Chardham Yatra that will begin from 1st July, ANI reports.

E-pass will be applicable for residents of state only and will be valid only for darshan at the temple during visit to the shrine.

COVID-19: MHA Releases Unlock 2 Guidelines With More Relaxations
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12:42 PM, 29 Jun

NHRC Recommendations to LNJP Hospital

NHRC sends report to Delhi government after its team's visit to COVID-only LNJP Hospital, makes slew of recommendations, PTI reports citing rights panel.

"List of oxygen-enabled ambulances be put on Delhi government website and charges be monitored," NHRC recommends to LNJP Hospital.

1:37 PM, 29 Jun
KEY EVENT

Madhya Pradesh Governor Put on Critical Care Ventilator Support

Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon, who was admitted to a private hospital in Lucknow earlier this month with breathing problems and fever, put on critical care ventilator support, PTI reports citing senior doctor.

1:54 PM, 29 Jun

Nagaland Extends Lockdown Till 15 July 

Nagaland government has extended lockdown in the state till 15 July to contain the spread of COVID-19, PTI reported citing an official spokesperson.

2:40 PM, 29 Jun

Union Home Ministry Stops Door-to-Door Screening in All Areas of Delhi: ANI

Union Home Ministry decides to stop door-to-door screening in all areas of Delhi so that it can be undertaken in containment zones on priority basis, ANI reports citing sources.

Delhi government had directed to carry out door-to-door screening of over 35 lakh houses till 6 July as per directions of Centre.

2:58 PM, 29 Jun
KEY EVENT

Tamil Nadu Govt Extends General Lockdown Till 31 July

Tamil Nadu government extends general lockdown in the state till 31 July.

Intensified lockdown will continue to be in effect till 5 July in Chennai and parts of Chengalpet, Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur and Madurai.

4:18 PM, 29 Jun
KEY EVENT

MHA Issues Guidelines for Unlock 2

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issues new guidelines for Unlock 2.

It opens up more activities outside containment zones.

Here are the details:

  • Night curfew timings are being further relaxed and curfew shall be in force from 10.00 pm to 5.00 am.
  • Further, relaxations in night curfew have been given for seamless operation of industrial units in multiple shifts, movement of persons and goods on National and State Highways, loading and unloading of cargo and movement of persons to their destinations after disembarking from buses, trains and airplanes.
  • Shops depending upon their area, can have more than 5 persons at a time. However, they have to maintain adequate physical distance.
  • Training institutions of the Central and State Governments will be allowed to function with effect from 15 July 2020. SOP in this regard will be issued by the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India.
  • After extensive consultation with States and UTs, it has been decided that schools, colleges and coaching institutions will remain closed till 31 July, 2020.
  • International air travel of passengers has been permitted in a limited manner under the Vande Bharat mission. Further opening up will take place in a calibrated manner.
  • All activities, except the following, shall be permitted outside containment zones:
  1. Metro Rail.
  2. Cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.
  3. Social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions and other large congregations.
Published: 29 Jun 2020, 02:44 AM IST