Unlock-2 Guidelines Released, School-College Closed Till 31 July

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New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued guidelines for ‘Unlock-2’ starting from July 1. On the Coronavirus restrictions, the Home Ministry said that all schools and colleges will remain closed till 31 July. Limited domestic flights and special trains will continue as before. The time of the night curfew has been changed. Now it will be from 10 am to 5 am. Online and distance education will be allowed and promoted. The period of unlock-1 was ending on 30th June. That’s why Unlock-2 has been announced. The new guidelines will be effective from July 1.

Under this, there will be ease in areas outside the Containment Zone, but in view of the increasing cases of Corona, a provision has been made to make the lockdown tight. There will be relaxation in many activities in areas outside the containment zone of the coronavirus. Earlier in the guidelines issued in Unlock-1, religious places, hotels, restaurants, shopping malls were ordered to open from June 8, outside the Containment Zone. This will continue even further.

It said that metro rail, cinema, gym, swimming pool, amusement park, theatre, bar, auditorium, assembly hall and other such places will also be closed. Similarly, social, political, sports, entertainment, education, cultural, religious programs and other major programs will not be approved yet.

The guidelines said that domestic and international passenger flights (under the Vande Bharat Mission), which are currently in limited form, will be expanded in a phased manner. The Ministry of Home Affairs said that the new guidelines are based on the feedback received from the States and Union Territories and in-depth consultations with the Union Ministers and Departments concerned.

It said, “The strict implementation of the lockdown will continue until 31 July in the Containment Zone.” In view of stopping the spread of Covid-19, the States, UTs need to carefully identify these areas after considering the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. “The guidelines stated that Strict perimeter control will be maintained within the Containment Zone and only necessary activities will be allowed there.

More than 15000 cases on the sixth day
Maharashtra, Delhi and Haryana are among the states that are insisting on using plasma therapy to treat patients with severe coronavirus. On the other hand, the number of new cases of Covid-19 in the country for the sixth consecutive day on Monday was more than 15 thousand. In Maharashtra, the period of lockdown without further concession has been extended till 31 July. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday launched a ‘plasma therapy-cum-test’ project to treat serious patients of Covid-19.

An official of the state’s medical education department called it the biggest initiative of its kind in the world. In this method, plasma is obtained from the blood of such people who have recovered from this infection. After that, he is given to the patients undergoing plasma treatment.

In the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced to set up a ‘plasma bank’ to save the lives of serious patients infected with Covid-19. Addressing a press conference through video conference, the Chief Minister said that this bank will be set up in the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, run by the Delhi Government and the doctors and hospitals will have to contact here for the plasma keeping in view the need of the patient.

Maharashtra and Delhi are most affected by this epidemic where the number of cases is 1,69,833 and 83,077 respectively and the number of deaths is 7,610 and 2,623 respectively.

In Maharashtra, more than five thousand new cases of Covid-19 have been reported on Monday for the fourth consecutive day. The number of coronavirus cases in Haryana is 13,829 while the number of dead is 223.

According to data from the Union Health Ministry, the number of infected in the country increased to 5,48,318 after 19,459 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in India in one day. At the same time, the death toll reached 16,475 due to the death of 380 more people. According to the statistics of the Union Health Ministry, this is the sixth consecutive day when more than 15,000 new cases of coronavirus infection have been reported. There have been 3,57,783 cases since June 1 in the country.

According to the latest data by the Ministry, 2,10,120 patients are being treated in the country while 3,21,722 people have recovered after treatment. At the same time, a patient has gone out of the country.

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