Activities permitted during Unlock 3 period outside the Containment
In areas outside the Containment Zones, all activities will be permitted,
except the following:
- Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain closed till 31S August, 2020. Online/ distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged.
- Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.
(Note: Yoga institutes and gymnasiums will be allowed to function from 5th
August 2020 for which, Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW).
- International air travel of passengers, except as permitted by MHA.
- Metro Rail.
- Social political sports entertainment/ academic cultural religious functions and other large congregations.
Dates for re-starting the above activities may be decided separately and necessary SOPs shall be issued for ensuring social distancing and to contain the spread of COVID-19
Thus the Centre has done away with the night curfew that restricted non-essential movement during specified post-daylight hours under Unlock 1 and Unlock 2 and allowed gymnasiums and yoga institutes to open in non-containment areas from August 5 but the lockdown restrictions will continue to apply in all containment zones across the country till August 31.
Full details of Unlock 3 as issued y Ministry of Home is hereunder:
It is supposed to be last Sunday of the lock down but yesterday most Chief Ministers have already indicated that it must be extended by two weeks. Prime Minister has to take the final call but he has chosen not to speak, so far. So what would he do?
Can a patient be on ventilator forever?
Individuals have savings even if they are not salaried person who are supposed to get paid during this lock down but no industry can pay the employees, indefinitely. Prime Minister may have consulted the Chief Ministers of States yesterday but has not consulted the Industrialists as yet. Worse he has not invited suggestions from them, as to how they may run their industries under the new normal of social distancing. But before they may give those suggestions, they may have to interact with their floor managers which may not be possible in the lock down. That is another challenge. However the CII or Confederation of Indian Industries has made a representation on behalf of industries, to the Government.
These may be most challenging time in which a virus is out there to destroy every statistics the science and medicine has made in last 100 year to increase the longevity of human existence. The life of mature adults between the age of 20 to 40 may not be affected much and may be likely to survive but all those who hang in balance with severe conditions, with the help of medicine or surgery are at the risk of personal extinction.
Lies, Damn Lies and WHO lies:
We now know it as a fact that the initial assurance of China or it’s stooge WHO, was a lie that rate of mortality is about 3-4% of those infected. We will know about it after the dust of death settles down and this blood storm is over. It is however doubtful if we will ever know it correctly because every death does not precede a diagnosis and every diagnosis does not result in death. There shall always be patients who may succumb to death without putting up a fight or medical help.