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Covid-19: Here's a look at what lockdown 5.0 in India might look like

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 29 May 2020, 20:06 IST

At the close of lockdown 4.0 on 31st May, the Central Government is likely to let states and Union territories make a decision on future restrictions. The ongoing and fourth phase of coronavirus induced lockdown was announced on 17th May.

Here’s a look at what the next phase of lockdown might look like:

* The government panels, assigned a task to manage coronavirus crisis, have called for no further extenston of the lockdown 4.0, which is slated to end this weekend, as per a report in the Economic Times.

* The panel proposed continuation or even scaling up of containment measures in worst affected area. Other places can witness relaxation.

* Central government may come out with negative list banning some activities in the country.

* Schools, colleges, movie halls and religious places are expected to remain shut.

* Restrictions on international travel are likely to continue.

* The lockdown measures are likely to be reviewed every fortnight untill all the curbs are revoked.

* Centre’s role will be limited to putting out a progressively smaller list of activities not allowed nationally and laying down National Directives on coronavirus management such as mandatory wearing mask and practicing social distancing.

* Shops in market and marketplaces are likely to be given some time for their sales to revive before malls are opened.

* The call on opening shops in malls, will also be taken, after taking into account the guidelines of the health ministry.

* A discussion on whether eateries and restaurants can start dine-in survices will also take place, however most likely this decision will be left to the state government.

* The negative list, barring activities in areas with a high incidence of the disease, is expected to be further minimized.

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First published: 29 May 2020, 18:33 IST