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18 May 2020 Current Events Lockdown 4.0 Came into Being from Midnight with New Guidelines by Centre

The Central government has confirmed lockdown 4.0 on Sunday, and it began at midnight. A notification has been issued in this regard, extending the curbs for two more weeks, till May 31. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his last address that the fourth nationwide lockdown is going to be different from the previous three phases. As per the guidelines issued by the Home Ministry, states have considerable leeway to "delineate" red, green and orange zones as per COVID-19 situation in consideration of the parameters shared by the union health ministry. Some more changes that have come into being in the new guidelines is the restart of app-based cab services such as Ola and Uber; market places will be reopened in addition to stand-alone shops except those in malls, curbs have been eased on private offices that were previously allowed to function with 33% staff capacity. Activities and services that are still restricted are metro rail services, schools, colleges, hotels, restaurants. Though marketplaces and stand-alone shops are allowed, cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums, swimming pools will remain shut. Sports complexes and stadiums will be opened. However, spectators will not be allowed. E-commerce activities for non-essential goods are also permitted even in red zones. All religious and political gatherings will also be restricted. People over 65 years old and with pre-medical health issues and children below the age of 10 will have to stay at home. The total number of positive Coronavirus cases stands at 96,196 with 3,029 fatalities. India also recorded the highest single-day jump in new cases so far with 5,242 cases in 24 hours.


Lockdown 4.0 Came into Being from Midnight with New Guidelines by Centre

The Central government has confirmed lockdown 4.0 on Sunday, and it began at midnight. A notification has been issued in this regard, extending the curbs for two more weeks, till May 31. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his last address that the fourth nationwide lockdown is going to be different from the previous three phases. As per the guidelines issued by the Home Ministry, states have considerable leeway to "delineate" red, green and orange zones as per COVID-19 situation in consideration of the parameters shared by the union health ministry. Some more changes that have come into being in the new guidelines is the restart of app-based cab services such as Ola and Uber; market places will be reopened in addition to stand-alone shops except those in malls, curbs have been eased on private offices that were previously allowed to function with 33% staff capacity. Activities and services that are still restricted are metro rail services, schools, colleges, hotels, restaurants. Though marketplaces and stand-alone shops are allowed, cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums, swimming pools will remain shut. Sports complexes and stadiums will be opened. However, spectators will not be allowed. E-commerce activities for non-essential goods are also permitted even in red zones. All religious and political gatherings will also be restricted. People over 65 years old and with pre-medical health issues and children below the age of 10 will have to stay at home. The total number of positive Coronavirus cases stands at 96,196 with 3,029 fatalities. India also recorded the highest single-day jump in new cases so far with 5,242 cases in 24 hours.




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