MHA Issues Fresh Guidelines For Lockdown 2.0

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New Delhi: The home ministry on Wednesday issued fresh guidelines covering additional people and services who will be exempted from the second phase of the coronavirus lockdown.

Inter-state, inter-district movement of people, metro, bus services will be prohibited till May 3, the Ministry of Home Affairs guidelines said.

Educational institutions, coaching centres, domestic, international air travel, train services will also remain suspended till this time, it said.

Public places like cinema halls, malls, shopping complexes, gymnasiums, sports complexes, swimming pools, bars will also be shut till May 3, the new lockdown period declared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.

All social, political, sports, religious functions, religious places, places of worship shall be closed for public till May 3, it said.

The nation-wide lockdown is aimed to contain the spread of the pandemic.

Globally, Covid-19, which first emerged in China last year, has so far killed at least 1,19,000 people globally, including more than 25,000 in the United States.

India has recorded over 11,000 Covid-19 infections with a record single day increase of 1,463 cases in 24 hours, ending Tuesday night.

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