(Kajal Singh journalist); New Delhi: To prevent the spread of Coronavirus infection, the process of resuming the life that was halted due to the lockdown imposed across the country. A day before Unlock-1 is over, the Central Government has issued guidelines for Unlock-2 on Monday night. Unlock-2 will be effective from July 1. However, Unlock-2 will not be applicable in some states of the country, as the situation is not under control here. These include Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.
In Maharashtra, cases of coronavirus infection are increasing rapidly. In such a situation, the state government has decided to extend the lockdown till July 31. In this case, Unlock-2 will not be applicable in Maharashtra.
After Maharashtra, the Tamil Nadu government announced that the lockdown would be extended by 31 July. Madurai and Greater Chennai Police limits including Chennai and Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu, and Thiruvalluvar will remain under full lockdown till 5 July.
Significantly, to bring the country’s economy back on track, the process of opening lockdown is being done in a phased manner to prevent the spread of coronavirus. According to the guidelines issued by the Union Home Ministry, the school-colleges and coaching institutes in Unlock-2 will remain closed till 31 July. After this, it will be decided to open them only after consultation with the states. During this time, international flights will also be banned. However, international flights will remain exempt under the Vande Bharat campaign. The scope of domestic flights and passenger trains will also be extended in a phased manner, but metro rail, cinema, gym, and bars will remain closed.