Things you need to know about Gujarat’s Lockdown 5.0
On June 31, India completed its fourth phase and entered into the next stage of lockdown, termed as ‘unlock’. This phase is divided into several sections as per the guidelines by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The ministry has also guided the states to commence the economic activities as per its Covid-19 situation. Gujarat government following MHA's guidelines announced additional relaxations in the state's economic activities, starting from June 8. The relaxations include the reopening of government offices at full capacity. City buses and state transport are also allowed to function from the prescribed date. Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani said in a video message that restrictions over public movement will remain in force only from 9 pm to 5 am. He added, "In this new normal, we have to learn to work alongside the danger of coronavirus. To restrict any further damage to the economy, we have to learn to start working by protecting ourselves and others." To further ease the situation in the state, restriction on travelling have also been loosened. While three passengers along with a driver are allowed in large four-wheelers, for a two-wheeler only two people are now allowed to commute. Regarding the recommencement of hotels, restaurants and religious places, Centre’s guidelines are yet to be announced by June 8.
Sources: WHO, CDC, ECDC, NHC of the PRC, JHU CSSE, DXY, QQ, and various international media
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