The fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown has begun

The Centre issued a notification extending the curbs for two more weeks, till May 31.

Here are the things you need to know about lockdown 4.0:

1.

All metro rail services, schools, colleges, hotels, restaurants will continue to remain shut.

2.

Marketplaces can open but cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums, swimming pools will remain closed

3.

Inter-state movement of passenger vehicles and buses with mutual consent of states and union territories involved

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4.

The zones - red, green, orange - containment zones and buffer zones will be decided by the states on the basis of parametres of ministry of health.

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5.

E-commerce activities for non-essential goods are now permitted even in red zones.

6.

Large gatherings including religious, cultural, sports, political, will not be permitted.

7.

All religious places/places of worship will remain closed to the public.

Here’s the list of guidelines to follow this phase of lockdown:

1.

Wearing face cover is mandatory in all public places.

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2.

Spitting in public and work places will be punishable with fine as per the rules

3.

Social distancing in public places including markets, workplaces, public transport etc

4.

Not more than 50 guests allowed for marriage functions.

5.

Consumption of liquor, gutka, pan masala, tobacco not allowed in public places.