Declaration to increase LOCKDOWN across the country by 31 May, NDMA gave instructions to all states

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New Delhi: It has been announced to extend the lockdown till May 31 across the country. The directive to increase the lockdown across the country has been issued by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). The NDMA has directed all states to extend the lockdown by 31 May. The Ministry of Home Affairs has also issued guidelines regarding Lockdown 4.0. On the last day of lockdown 3.0, NDMA sent a letter to the centre and directed to extend the lockdown across the country till 31 May. Three states have already announced to extend the lockdown till May 31, before the announcement of NDMA. These states are Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Punjab.

According to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs for Lockdown 4.0,

-Hotels, restaurants will remain closed.
– Home delivery will be allowed.
– All flights will be suspended till 31 May.
– The mall, the cinema will remain closed as before.
– Domestic and international flights will be closed until 31 May.
– Ban on all types of events till 31 May.
– Permission to operate bus, taxi within the same state in Green Zone.
– Stadium, sports complex will open but the audience will not be allowed to go.
– The situation is not clear yet to open the market.
– Inter-state bus services can be started with the consent of the states.
– Social, religious and political programs will be banned.
– Schools, colleges and all educational institutions will remain closed as before.
– State governments will decide the red, orange and green zones. Strictness will continue in hot-spot areas.
– Metro service will be closed till 31 May.
– All types of places of worship will remain closed.
– Only essential services will be allowed in the Containment Zone. Earlier, the lockdown period in Tamil Nadu was extended till 31 May. Bus service will also be restored in 25 districts. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami announced to extend the applicable lockdown period in the state to 31 May to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.

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