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Home ministry extends lockdown on containment zones across India till Nov. 30

The Ministry of Home Affairs has extended the lockdown in the containment zones across the country till November 30, 2020, amid the COVID-19 crisis.

However, there would be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods.

Moreover, no separate permission or e-permit shall be required for such movements.

The MHA has continued to stress that vulnerable persons that is persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below the age of 10 years have been advised to stay at home.

Additionally, the use of Aarogya Setu App will continue to be encouraged. 

State governments retain the power to take decisions for allowing certain activities having a relatively high risk of Covid-19 infections, such as schools and coaching institutions, universities etc.

However, states and Union Territories cannot impose any local lockdowns outside containment zones without prior consultation with the Centre.

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