Coronavirus India News
Amid the alarming spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths in India, the country stepped into the second phase of the Centre’s plan of lifting the lockdown. The Unlock 2.0 came into force on July 1 and will continue till July 31.
Though there will be "phased re-opening" of activities that had been barred to contain the spread of coronavirus, educational institutions, Metro rail services, cinema halls and gyms will continue to remain shut. Political, academic, cultural, religious, sporting events and other large congregations will also continue to be prohibited in 'Unlock 2' phase.
Domestic and international (under the Vande Bharat mission) flights and passenger trains, already operational in a limited manner, will be further expanded in a calibrated manner, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) guidelines.
The case tally in India is on an alarming spike with June alone recording close to 4 lakh confirmed cases. Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu continue to be the three worst-hit states and are witnessing record spikes in cases and deaths on a daily basis.