Guwahati: Not making any new change to the existing guidelines, the Home ministry on Tuesday issued a fresh order and said there will be no further relaxation in Unlock guidelines for the next one month.
The order also stated that the existing guidelines would continue to be implemented in November. A strict lockdown will, however, be observed in containment areas.
In respect of certain activities, having a relatively higher degree of risk of COVID infection, State/UT Governments have been permitted to take decisions for their re-opening, based on the assessment of the situation and subject to SOPs.
These activities include – schools and coaching institute; state and private universities for research scholars; allowing gathering above the limit of 100 etc.
The MHA had said that the decision on reopening of schools should take in consultation with the respective schools and institution managements, based on their assessment of the situation, and subject to certain conditions.
The activities permitted in areas outside the containment zones included cinemas, theatres and multiplexes with up to 50% of their seating capacity, Business to Business (B2B) exhibitions, swimming pools used for training of sports persons, entertainment parks and similar places.
The states will not impose lockdown outside containment zones and International air travel of passengers can only be allowed if permitted by the MHA.
Political gatherings in poll-bound Bihar and those constituencies where by-elections will be held were allowed with attendance of a maximum of 200 people in close space or hall and in an open space depending on its size.
The political gatherings can be held only outside the containment zones. The lockdown shall continue to be implemented strictly in the containment zones during the period.
There shall be no restrictions on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons or goods. No separate permission, approval or e-permit will be required for such movements.
Vulnerable persons (above 65 years of age), person with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below age of 10 years are advised to stay at home, except for meeting essential requirements and for health purpose.