Unlock 5.0: Amidst surging cases, cinema theatres, swimming pools allowed to open
The Ministry of Home Affairs issued guidelines for reopening theatres and public pools, parks which remained shut through the entire lockdown and the previous Unlock terms.
The Centre notified to reopen swimming pools for sportspersons while the reopening of schools can be decided by the concerned state authorities.
The guidelines which will come into effect on October 1, have removed restrictions from most activities except international travel. Only limited number of flights under the Vande Bharat and air bubble scheme will be allowed to run by the government. The movement of passenger trains and domestic flights will continue to be regulated s per the SOP released by the Centre. Presently only 310 special trains are running.
Higher education institution where research scholars and post graduation students need to access laboratory will also be permitted to open from October 15.
However, lockdown will continue to be enforced in containment zones till October 31.