Lockdown 4.0: UPGovt issues fresh guidelines

Rajendra Kumar Tiwari, Chief Secretary Uttar Pradesh

The Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh Rajendra Kumar Tiwari has issued a circular regarding fresh guidelines for fourth phase of Lockdown. He furhter said that the Uttar Pradesh government has allowed resumption of some activities with restrictions for the fourth phase of the lockdown which began on Monday but extended curbs on certain other activities for two more weeks till May 31. However, no relaxation was given in the containment zones or hot spots.

The activities that will be permitted, except those specifically prohibited, include industrial activities outside containment zones, opening of shops and markets on separate days with social distancing. Vegetable mandis will open at fixed hours, said Chief Secretary RK Tiwari.

He further underlined that Restaurants will be allowed home delivery. Sweet shops will be permitted to sell the edible items, but there will be no seating arrangements for customers. Marriage halls, nursing homes, printing press and dry cleaners will be allowed to open with restrictions.

He has also stated that tere will be a complete ban on the domestic and international travel of passengers, metro rail services, educational institutions, hospitality services, all cinema halls and shopping malls. Ban on social, political, cultural and religious programmes will continue. All religious places of worship will be closed and there will be prohibition on religious congregations, Inter-state as well as intra-state movement of passenger vehicles and buses will remain restricted. A separate order for operation of passenger vehicles will be issued later. The movement of persons will be according to the standard operating procedure.