The Government of India has extended the nationwide lockdown in containment zones The lockdown 5.0 will continue till June 30. While the relaxation for the rest of India will commence in a phased manner from June 8.
On Saturday, The Home Ministry of India issued guidelines for Lockdown 5.0. A containment zone is an area that a number of positive cases. The government has extended lockdown for containment zones to prevent the spreading of coronavirus.
So here is a list of things that you must know if you don’t reside in a containment zone:
- Activities that will be allowed from June 8 as part of Phase 1: Religious places, hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services, Shopping malls will be allowed to open. A detailed operation plan will release soon.
- In phase 2: Schools, colleges, and other educational institutions will open after consultations.
- Commencement of metro, International travel, cinema hall, gyms, and bars will be decided in the third phase.
- Night curfew and other restrictions will stay from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. across the country. Movements at night will only be permitted to people related to essential services.
- District authorities will have to identify buffer zones, where new coronavirus cases are more likely to occur.
- No, separate permissions will be required for interstate travel, but states can control the movements if necessary.
- States will have the freedom to put restrictions according to the situation at ground level.
But if you live in a containment zone:
- Lockdown will continue till June 30 until the next order arrives.
- Which area becomes containment zones, shall be decided by the district authorities.
- Strict surveillance and contact tracing will be there in these zones.
- Only essential services will be available in the containment zones.
These guidelines will be effective from June 1 and will continue till June 30. The COVID-19 coronavirus has claimed around 5,000 lives in India and around 3,67,000 lives in the world so far.
An Earthquake of Magnitude 4.9 felt in Nepal, India and China
An earthquake of Magnitude 4.9 hit Nepal, India, and China at around 03.00 pm IST. Tremors were felt in Nepal with light tremors in some cities like Muzaffarpur, Hajipur, and Patna in the Indian state of Bihar.
The epicenter is said to be 10 km from Phulpingkatti in Nepal. More updates are awaited.
London Bridge Down: Death of Queen Elizabeth brings a moment of reckoning for Britain
LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II has died in Scotland aged 96 after battling health problems since last October, the Royal Family announced Thursday. Doctors had placed the queen under medical supervision at Balmoral Castle, her estate in the Scottish Highlands.
Buckingham Palace has just released the following statement: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
Her close family rushed to her bedside as doctors grew “concerned” about her health on Thursday, Buckingham Palace said. Her grandson and his wife, Harry and Meghan Markle – who had a public showdown with the Palace, flew in from Canada.
According to news agency AFP, the Queen pulled out of a planned meeting with her senior political advisors on Wednesday, after being told to rest. The previous day she had audiences at Balmoral – her Scottish Highlands retreat, with outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson and appointed his successor, Liz Truss.
In recent months, the Queen appeared visibly frail and had a series of withdrawals from public engagements. She had taken to walking with a stick and was also seen touring the Chelsea Flower Show in a motorized buggy.
In June, the UK came together for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the British throne. Her husband, Prince Phillip, died last year at the age of 99, two months before his 100th birthday.
Queen Elizabeth II’s tenure as head of state spanned post-war austerity, the transition from empire to Commonwealth, the end of the Cold War and the UK’s entry into – and withdrawal from – the European Union.
Her reign spanned 15 prime ministers starting with Winston Churchill, born in 1874, and including Liz Truss, born 101 years later in 1975, and appointed by the Queen earlier this week. She held weekly audiences with her prime minister throughout her reign.
Bharat Ratna awardee and true gem Lata Mangeshkar Ji is no more
The nightingale of the music industry, Lata Mangeshkar Ji passed away on February 6 at the age of 92 in the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. She was born on September 29, 1929. Very few singers have achieved the admiration that she did in her life.
She sang thousands of songs in more than 20 different languages. Not only in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan, she was also admired and praised in western countries.
PM Modi was among the first ones to share the sad news. “The kind and caring Lata Didi has left us. She leaves a void in our nation that cannot be filled. The coming generations will remember her as a stalwart of Indian culture, whose melodious voice had an unparalleled ability to mesmerise people,” he tweeted.
Apart from Bharat Ratna, she received numerous honors like the Daughter of the Nation award, the Legion of Honour award from the French government, and many more. Lata Mangeshkar truly was a gift that India will never cease cherishing.
We at Giveupnot pay our heartly tributes to her and wish that “unki aatma ko sadgati prapt ho”, OM SHANTI.