Nation-wide lockdown extended for next two weeks from May 4


NEW DELHI | MAY 01, 2020

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued an order to extend the lockdown in the entire country for a further period of two weeks with effect from May 4.

The decision was taken after a comprehensive review, and in view of the Lockdown measures having led to significant gains in the COVID-19 situation in the country.

Under the new guidelines, a limited number of activities will remain prohibited throughout the country, irrespective of the Zone.

These include travel by air, rail, metro and inter-State movement by road; running of schools, colleges, and other educational and training/ coaching institutions; hospitality services, including hotels and restaurants; places of large public gatherings, such as cinema halls, malls, gymnasiums, sports complexes etc; social, political, cultural and other kinds of gatherings; and, religious places/ places of worship for public.

However, movement of persons by air, rail and road is allowed for select purposes, and for purposes as permitted by MHA.