Unlock 3: How states are planning to reopen more economic activities

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Unlock 3: How states are planning to reopen more economic activities
Unlock 3: How states are planning to reopen more economic activities

New Delhi : One day after the Union Home Ministry issued its set of guidelines for Unlock 3, the states also announced their new set of protocols they will be implementing in the Unlock 3 to boost up the economy.

Starting from night curfew to weekend lockdowns, these states have removed many restrictions to allow more business to continue.

MHA announced relaxations in more economic activities outside containment zones, but restricted opening up of schools, colleges, metro rail service, cinema halls along with political and religious gatherings.

Here is what states will be implementing during Unlock 3

Delhi: As per Centre's guidelines, the Delhi government on Thursday decided to lift night curfew and allow more economic activities, including normal functioning of hospitality services, in the national capital under ‘Unlock-3’.

The weekly bazaars will also be opened on trial basis for seven days with social distancing measures. Moreover, the Delhi government allowed normal functioning of hotels and hospitality services. Yoga institutes and gymnasiums will open in Delhi from August 5.

Uttar Pradesh: Keeping in view the upcoming Raksha Bandhan on Monday, the Gautam Buddh Nagar administration in Uttar Pradesh said that the sweet shops and outlets selling rakhis will open outside containment zones on the weekend to run their businesses.

Issuing notification, District Magistrate Suhas LY asked residents and shopkeepers to take all precautionary measures such as maintaining social distancing and wearing face covers during outdoor activities.

Gujarat: Just like other states, the Gujarat government on Thursday also decided to lift the night curfew and allowed shops to operate till 8 PM. It allowed restaurants to stay open until 10 PM. Moreover, gyms and yoga centres will also be allowed to open from August 5.

Following the Centre’s guidelines, the state government, however, decided not to allow schools, coaching classes, and cinema halls to open in the month of August.

Karnataka: Making announcement to relax restrictions, the Karnataka government on Thursday lifted lockdowns on Sundays in the state from August 1. The state also removed restrictions on the movement of individuals during the night (night curfew from 9 PM -5 AM).

However, the state allowed the opening of yoga institutes and gymnasiums from August 5. Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain closed in the state till August 31.

The prohibited activities in the state include metro rail services, cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.

Himachal Pradesh: Not intending to stay behind, the Himachal Pradesh government decided to lift night curfew in the entire state from August 1. The state also decided to open gyms for which guidelines will be issued soon.