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Lockdown 4.0 guidelines allow barbers and buses to operate


Karnataka govt to take a call on MHA relaxations on Monday


For the duration of Lockdown 4.0 (May 17 to 31), the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued guidelines which, among other things, allows salons, barber shops, shopping complexes and markets to open, and bus services  to restart. However, a final call on the Central guidelines will be taken by the state government.

The Union Government has also allowed inter-state movement of passenger vehicles and buses with the mutual consent of the states concerned.


Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has called a meeting of ministers and senior officials at 11 am on Monday to  discuss the new MHA guidelines.

Late on Sunday, the Centre extended the Covid-19 lockdown for two more weeks till May 31 with relaxations geared at kickstarting the economy, including opening of markets, offices, industries and business along with allowing plying of buses in all areas barring containment zones.

What is prohbited

1. All domestic and international air travel of passengers, except for domestic medical services, domestic air ambulance and for security purposes or purposes as permitted by MHA.

2. Metro rail services.

3. Schools, colleges, educational/ training/ coaching institutions etc. will remain closed. Online/ distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged.

4. Hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services, except those meant for housing health/ police/ Government officials/ healthcare workers/ stranded persons including tourists and for quarantine facilities; and running of canteens at bus depots, railway stations and airports. Restaurants shall be permitted to operate kitchens for home delivery of food items.

5. All cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres. bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.

6. All social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions/ other gatherings and large congregations.

7. All religious places/ places of worship shall be closed for public. Religious congregations are strictly prohibited.

What is permitted

The following activities shall be permitted with restrictions, except in the Containment Zones:

1. Inter-state movement of passenger vehicles and buses, with mutual consent of the state(s)/ UT(s) involved.

2. Intra-state movement of passenger vehicles and buses, as decided by the states and UTs.

3. Sports complexes and stadium will be permitted to open; however, spectators will not be allowed.


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