New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Centre on Saturday issued the guidelines for the fifth phase of the lockdown, announcing its plan for phased reopening of areas outside containment zones. While announcing the extension of lockdown till June 30 in containment zones, the central government that the night curfew will continue to remain in force across the country. However, it will remain in force from 9 pm to 5 am.

The central government further said that local authorities shall issue orders, in the entire area of their jurisdiction, under appropriate provisions of law, such us under Section 144 of CrPC and ensure strict compliance.

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Earlier, the timings of the night curfew across the country were 7 pm to 7 am. 

 

The Centre on Saturday issued the guidelines for the fifth phase of lockdown and extended it till June 30 in containment zones, while hospitality services, hotels and shopping malls will be allowed to open from June 8.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that the re-opening of prohibited activities in areas outside containment zones will be done in a phased manner from June 1. 

It said the lockdown, the fourth phase of which ends on Sunday, will remain in force in containment zones till June 30. Religious places of worship for public, hotels, restaurants, shopping malls and other hospitality services will be opened from June 8, the guidelines stated.

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The Home Ministry further said that states and UTs can hold consultations with parents and other stakeholders on reopening of academic institutions from July while adding that decision to restart international air travel, metro trains, cinema halls, gyms, political gatherings will be done after assessing the situation.

The number of coronavirus cases are increasing at an alarming rate in the country. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the deadly virus has affected over 1.73 lakh in India while claimed the lives of nearly 5,000. 

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma