The Centre has once again extended the nationwide lockdown till May 31. The fourth phase of the lockdown has come with a new set of guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The Centre issued the detailed guidelines on Sunday evening.

The containment zones will be located within the Red and Orange zones with a small part of the area also demarcated as buffer zone. With directions of extra caution for the buffer zones, Government has directed that no activities, except for medical and essential supplies to be allowed in the containment zones.

All domestic and international air travel of passengers except for medical or security services shall remain prohibited even in the fourth phase of lockdown.

School, Colleges, educational, training and coaching institutions will also remain shut nationwide. Cinema halls, Gymnasiums, Shopping malls, entertainment parks or any such high gathering places will remain prohibited nationwide.

Public gatherings of any kind , including political, social and cultural congregations will not be allowed anywhere as a measure of caution. 

Government has also advised people above 65 years of age or with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below the age of 10 years to stay at home till the lockdown is in place.

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