The Central Government on Saturday extended the lockdown in containment zones till June 30 and said all economic activities can restart in a phased manner outside those zones.
The fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown, necessitated by the coronavirus outbreak, was scheduled to end tomorrow.
Religious places, hotels and restaurants will also be allowed from June 8, the home ministry has said in its new guidelines ordering phased re-opening of areas outside containment cones.
“The current phase of re-opening, Unlock 1, will have an economic focus,” said the guidelines.
According to the guidelines issued in the new order international flights, metros, cinemas, gyms, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres and bars will also be allowed only after more consultations, “based on the assessment of the situation”,
Social, political, religious, cultural and other gatherings will stay banned for now.