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Unlock 4 to Begin from Sep 1

The fourth step of the ongoing unlocking cycle will begin in India from September 1, while partial, complete, and weekly lockdowns continue in several states. It comes at a time when India’s overall number of infection cases has traversed 3 million. But given the number, other relaxations are likely to be allowed in September, reports said. Read also – India’s COVID Count Crosses 30-Lakh Mark After Increase from 69239 Fresh Cases, 912 Deaths in 24 Hrs.

Highlights

Standalone cinema halls

Reports said the Center could move ahead in September to stand-alone cinema halls. But now the multiplexes do not open in malls. The Standard Operating Procedure has already been rendered for staggered seating, contactless ticketing.

Metro services

Restricted Delhi metro services will resume trial-based for 15 days in September, reports said. Only 50 passengers will be permitted in a coach and facilities, like locals in Mumbai, will only be available to critical staff in the facilities.

Educational institutes

Because several state governments have declared that they will take a vote in the last week of August to reopen the schools, it is expected that Center will give the states a go-ahead for reopening schools. The Centre, however, maintained that no such decision was made in this respect. It is being believed that this decision would be left to the state governments by the Centre.

International flights

Normal services aren’t going. Further flights will take place under Vande Bharat Project. Air Bubble agreements will be signed with more countries expanding the reach of international flights.

The MHA asked all states on Saturday to eliminate all barriers to movement as it hampers the flow of goods and affects the economy. There’ll also be no border curbs allowed in September.

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