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Unlock 3.O: Schools, colleges to remain shut

The Centre today issued new guidelines (Unlock 3.0) for opening up of more activities in areas outside the Containment Zones. In this phase, which will come into effect from August 1, 2020, the process of phased re-opening of activities has been extended further. Relaxations Under Unlock 3.0In Unlock 3, which will come into effect from August 1, 2020, the process of phased re-opening of activities has been extended further. Yoga institutes and gymnasiums will be allowed to open from August 5, 2020. In this regard, Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the ministry for ensuring social distancing and to contain the spread of COVID-19,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.Independence Day functions will be allowed with social distancing and by following other health protocols, e.g., wearing of masks etc.States to have the final say on activities outside Containment Zones- States and UTs, based on their assessment of the situation, may prohibit certain activities outside the Containment zones, or impose such restrictions as deemed necessary. However, there shall be no restriction on inter-State and intra-State movement of persons and goods. No separate permission/ approval/ e-permit will be required for such movements.Activities that are not permitted in non-containment zonesMetro Rail.Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.Social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions and other large congregations.In Containment ZonesLockdown shall continue to be implemented strictly in the Containment Zones till 31 August, 2020.Containment Zones are required to be carefully demarcated by the State/ UT Governments with a view to contain the spread of COVID-19, after taking into consideration the guidelines issued by MOHFW.Within the containment zones, strict perimeter control shall be maintained and only essential activities allowed.India’s coronavirus cases crossed the 15 lakh-mark to reach 1,531,669 on Wednesday. The total number of death toll in the country reached 34,193. As many as 48,512 cases and 768 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Of the total, 5,09,447 are active cases while 9,88,029 people have been treated and discharged so far.