Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) extended lockdown till 31st May 2020 to curb the spread of Covid-19, with significant relaxations in the fourth phase.
MHA said that domestic flights, schools, colleges, hotels will continue to remain prohibited throughout the country.
However, the government has allowed inter-state movement of passenger vehicles & buses with mutual consent of states.
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Following Activities Strictly Prohibited
All domestic & international air travel of passengers, except for domestic medical services, domestic air ambulances and for security purposes or purposes as permitted by MHA will not operate.
All metro rail services will remain suspended.
School, colleges, educational, training, coaching institutions etc, will remain closed.
Hotels, restaurant, hospitality services shall remain suspended.
All cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums,
assembly halls and similar places will remain closed.
All social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions, other gahterings
and large congregations will not be allowed.
All religious places/places of worship shall be closed for public. Religious congregations and
movement of individuals will remain strictly prohibited between 7 pm & 7 am, except for essential activities.
List of activities permitted with restrictions, except in containment zones
Inter-state movement of passenger vehicles & buses, with mutual consent of the state(s)/UT(s) involved.
Intra-state movement of passenger vehicles & buses, as decided by the states and UTs.
Standard operating procedures for movement of persons, as mentioned in Annexure 1, shall continue to operate.
Containment, Buffer, Red, Green & Orange zones
The delineation of Red, Green and Orange zones will be decided by the respective state and UT governments,
after taking into consideration the parameters shared by the Health Ministry.
Within the red and orange zones, containment zones and buffer zones will be demarcated by the district authorities
after taking into consideration the guidelines of the Health Ministry.
In the containment zones, only essential activities shall be allowed. There shall be strict perimeter control to ensure that there is no movement of people in or out of these zones, except for medical emergencies and for maintaining supply of essential goods and services. Guidelines of the health ministry shall be taken into consideration for the above purpose.
In the containment zones, there shall be intensive contact tracing, house-to-house surveillance, and other clinical interventions, as required.
These Activities Are Allowed
Hospitality services meant for housing health, police, government officials, healthcare workers, stranded persons
including tourists for quarantine facilities shall be operational.
Canteens at the bus depot, railway station, airports will also be operational.
Restaurants will be permitted to operate kitchens for home delivery of food items.
Sports complexes and stadium will be permitted to open; spectators will not be allowed.
Online distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged.
All states/UTs shall allow inter-state movement of all types of goods/cargos, including empty trucks.
Inter-state movement of passenger vehicles & buses, with mutual consent of states(s) & UT(s) involved, except in containment zones.
All states/UTs shall allow inter-state and intra-state movement of medical professionals, nurses & para-medical staff,
sanitation personnel & ambulances without any restrictions.