According to the PM Narendra Nodi, lockdown 4.0 was going to be different from the previous three phases. The centre has issued guidelines for its fourth phase of lockdown. From Monday the fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown begins.
The lockdown was extended for 2 more weeks, according to the notification issued by the Centre, on Sunday.
All about lockdown 4.0 :
• All metro rail services, schools, colleges, hotels, restaurants will continue to remain shut.
• Marketplaces, sports complexes, and stadiums will be allowed to open, but malls, gyms, pools will remain closed.
• Movement of busses and, passenger vehicles will be allowed in interstate/intrastate, with the mutual agreement of union, and state territories.
• The zones – red, green, orange – containment zones, and buffer zones will be decided by the states based on parameters of the ministry of health with only essential activities to be provided in containment zones.
• All other activities will be permitted in green, orange, and red zones except those specifically prohibited.
• In red zones, E-commerce activities of non-essential goods will be allowed.
• Clause for private companies to make it mandatory for employees to use ‘Aarogya Setu’ app has been removed.
• Large gatherings including religious, cultural, sports, political, will not be permitted.
• People who are above 65, and children below 10, along with pregnant women and, people with co-morbidity sill stay at home except for health, and essential services.
All the activities that were permitted during the third phase of lockdown will continue to be allowed in the fourth phase as well. However, states have been given a lot of freedom to add restrictions in any area. It is important to note that the above activities will not be allowed in containment zones, except for essential services.
Guidelines to follow for lockdown 4.0 :
• A compulsory face mask in public places with proper social distancing, and fines over spitting in workplaces, and public places.
• Over 50 people allowed for marriage functions, and not more than 20 people allowed for funerals.
• In public places, ban on consuming liquor, gutka, pan masala, and tobacco.
• Not more than 5 people, to be allowed at a time inside the shop with a minimum of, 6 feet distance between customers at the shop.
• Obstruction to any officer or employee of the central government, or the state government, or any authorised personnel is punishable.