Unlock 1.0: How states/UTs are opening up | India News

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Jun 1, 2020

NEW DELHI: As Unlock 1 came into effect on Monday, several states announced new measures to open up further, inlcuding resuming of bus services, markets and offices.
The relaxations came after the Centre announced the easing up of the Covid-induced lockdown 4.0 across the country. The MHA said the lockdown will continue in containment zones till June 30 and only essential activities will be allowed in those areas.
Here is a list of the states and UTs that have lifted restrictions:
Delhi
* Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said barbershops and salons will reopen in Delhi, but spas will remain closed, even as lockdown in containment zones was extended till June 30.
* There will be no restrictions on the number of people travelling in four wheelers, two wheelers, auto-rickshaws, e-rickshaws and other vehicles in the city.
* All shops in the markets will be permitted to function. However, if social-distancing is not maintained outside a shop, it will be closed by authorities.
* There will also be no restrictions on the functioning of industries in the national capital.
Haryana
* Home minister Anil Vij indicated that if the situation demanded curbs could be reimposed on the state’s borders. Vij said that the situation at the borders will be assessed daily.
* The Haryana government had on Sunday decided to open its interstate borders, including those with Delhi from June 1 and places of worship, hotels and malls from June 8.
* The state government also decided to allow interstate movement of people and goods.
West Bengal
* Most areas of activity resumed across West Bengal as the over-two-month-long lockdown was relaxed, industries and commercial establishments reopened in full strength and shrines threw open their doors.
* People in large numbers came out on the streets of Kolkata, while traffic snarls, a common enough feature in the city pre-lockdown, were noticed at many places.
* Long queues were seen at many bus and autorickshaw stands as government buses plied with full seat occupancy and autorickshaws with just two passengers.
* In the ferry services across the Hooghly river, which too resumed, only 40 per cent passengers were allowed on each launch after precautionary checks.
* Government offices, where a 50-per cent staff strength has been allowed on a rotational basis, also witnessed “less-than-normal” attendance
Tamil Nadu
* Bus services in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai resumed as “Unlock 1” came into effect with certain relaxations.
* Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation buses ran from Madurai to Dindigul, Theni, Sivagangai, Virudhunagar and Ramanathapuram districts.
* In its latest lockdown guidelines, the Tamil Nadu government said all districts will be divided into eight zones in the state and relaxations on 50 per cent of public transportation will be given in the first six zones.
Meghalaya
* The Meghalaya government announced lifting of restrictions imposed on intra-state travel, deputy CM Prestone Tynsong said.
* There will be no more restrictions on movement of people from one district to another within Meghalaya during daytime as long as protocols on social distancing, wearing masks and hand-hygiene are maintained, he said.
* The ban on inter-state movement will continue in the state.
* Shops will be allowed to reopen except barber shops, beauty parlours and malls.
Rajasthan
* Monuments and tourists places in Rajasthan reopened on Monday with cultural events and performances by folk artistes, but there was no footfall.
* On the first day of reopening, we organised cultural performance by folk artistes at 32 monuments in the state including in capital city. It was to mark the reopening of the monuments, Prakash Chandra Sharma, Director, Department of Archaeology and Museum said.
* All the tourist places will be opened for the public and tourists as per state government guidelines.
(With agency inputs)

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