Mumbai: The Centre announced on Tuesday that the Unlock 5 guidelines announced last month will remain in force till November 30. Lockdown will be strictly enforced in the containment area.
The government also said that there would be no restriction on the inter-state and inter-state movement of persons and goods.
Lockdown will continue to be implemented in containment zones till November 30. District administrations have been tasked to mark containment zones as per guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and states/ UTs and district administrations have been asked to notify containment zones.
Nearly all activities stopped by the government on March 24, when the first COVID-19 lockdown came into force, have been restored outside the control zone.
In addition, other activities such as metro rail services, shopping malls, and recreation areas, restaurants, hospitality services, training institutes, and religious places have been allowed to operate with restrictions.
State Governments as well as Union Territories have been allowed to make decisions for certain activities like schools and coaching institutes, universities, gathering of people for various events, marriages etc.
MHA has urged the State and Union Territories from time to time to ensure that the citizens keep following the national directives regarding COVID-19 management.
State governments have been barred from imposing any local lockdowns outside the containment zones without prior consultation from the Centre.