NEW DELHI:India’s total COVID-19 cases neared the 1 lakh mark on Moday with the total confirmed cases rising over 96,000. The death toll stands at 3,029. A record of 5242 cases were reported within 24 hours.Total 36824 have recovered.
Meanwhile, the fourth phase of the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown began today with the Union home ministry issuing a set of guidelines for the fourth phase, in which it directed that air travel, hotels, restaurants and public gatherings will remain prohibited throughout the country.
As far as possible the practice of work from home should continue. Staggering of work business hours shall be followed at offices, shops, markets and industrial and commercial establishments. Offices will have to sanitize frequently and should make provision for thermal screening, hand wash etc.
All persons in-charge of workplace shall ensure social distancing through the adequate distance between workers, adequate gaps between shifts and staggering lunch breaks of staff etc.
Following activities remain prohibited under Lockdown 4.0
-Domestic and international air travel except those which are permitted.
-Metros, schools and colleges, hotels restaurants hospitality services, restaurants (to be allowed home delivery),
-Cinems halls, gymnasium, swimming pools, shopping malls, theatres, bars,
-Social, political, cultural gatherings, religious places of worship.
The delineation of red green and orange zone will be decided by respective states and union territories after taking into consideration the parameter shared by Ministry of Health and Welfare.
Following activities will be permitted with restrictions except in containment zone
The Union government has extended the ongoing nationwide lockdown until May 31. In an order issued on Sunday, the National Disaster Management Authority said that airlines, metros, schools, education institutions, cinema halls and malls will continue to remain shut.
Exceptions with riders:
Inter-state movement of passenger vehicles and buses with mutual consent of the state/UTs involved. People above 65 years of age, with co-morbid conditions, pregnant women and children to stay at home, except for essential and health services.
Inter-state movement of passenger vehicles and buses as decided by states and union territories.
Passenger vehicles and buses allowed if states are okay.
The union government has extended the ban on scheduled domestic and international passenger flights until May 31 as part of Lockdown 4.0 guidelines.
“All domestic and international air travel of passengers, except for domestic medical services, domestic air ambulance and for security purposes or purposes as permitted by MHA,” the ministry of home affairs said in an order.
All metro rail services will also remain suspended until May 31.