“The fresh guidelines said schools, colleges and coaching institutions will remain closed till July 31,” PTI reported. The ‘Unlock 2’ the ‘phased reopening’ guidelines said that the activities that had been barred to curb the coronavirus spread in the country – and said educational institutions, Metro rail services, cinema halls and gyms will continue to remain closed.
Along with educational institutions, metro rail, cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums and assembly halls will also remain shut. Social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural and religious functions and other large congregations will continue to remain closed.
Reopening of these will be decided later based on the assessment of the situation. “Dates for opening of these will be decided separately, based on the assessment of the situation,” the home ministry said.
Domestic and international (under the Vande Bharat mission) flights and passenger trains, already operational in a limited way, will be further expanded in a calibrated manner, it said.
(With inputs from PTI)