Photos: Unlock 2.0 begins in India with fresh guidelines

Updated On Jul 01, 2020 03:39 PM IST

India on July 1, entered Unlock 2.0, the second phase of its graded exit from the conditions imposed by the coronavirus lockdown on March 25. Following in the footsteps of Unlock 1.0 which commenced on June 1 after 68 days of restrictions, much of the previously imposed curbs are carried forward with some relief in measures aimed to further propel the economy. No relaxations have however been extended to the country’s containment zones which shall continue to observe strict restrictions until July 31.

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Students attend an open-air class as educational institutions continue to remain closed due to precautions against the coronavirus in Srinagar on July 01. India entered Unlock2.0, the second of a three-phase plan aimed at lifting restrictions imposed to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) today. While some relaxations have been added in this phase, they do not extend to schools and colleges. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 01, 2020 03:39 PM IST

Students attend an open-air class as educational institutions continue to remain closed due to precautions against the coronavirus in Srinagar on July 01. India entered Unlock2.0, the second of a three-phase plan aimed at lifting restrictions imposed to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) today. While some relaxations have been added in this phase, they do not extend to schools and colleges. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

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A man takes shelter under the shade of a small tree on a hot summer day next to the closed entrance of a metro station in New Delhi on June 30. Travel restrictions continue in the manner of Unlock 1.0 with metro rail services suspended. Domestic and international flights (under the Vande Bharat exercise) and existing passenger train services will be expanded in a calibrated manner. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 01, 2020 03:39 PM IST

A man takes shelter under the shade of a small tree on a hot summer day next to the closed entrance of a metro station in New Delhi on June 30. Travel restrictions continue in the manner of Unlock 1.0 with metro rail services suspended. Domestic and international flights (under the Vande Bharat exercise) and existing passenger train services will be expanded in a calibrated manner. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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A health worker collects a swab sample for coronavirus testing in Gurgram on June 30. India has logged 5, 86, 196 confirmed Covid-19 cases of today afternoon with 17,411 deaths to the disease. The Union Home Ministry released its plan for this phase on June 29 based on feedback received from states and consultations with central ministries and departments. (Parveen Kumar / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 01, 2020 03:39 PM IST

A health worker collects a swab sample for coronavirus testing in Gurgram on June 30. India has logged 5, 86, 196 confirmed Covid-19 cases of today afternoon with 17,411 deaths to the disease. The Union Home Ministry released its plan for this phase on June 29 based on feedback received from states and consultations with central ministries and departments. (Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)

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Health care staff screen residents in Mumbai’s Mankhurd slum on June 30. In another significant step, the Union government has relaxed the night curfew which prohibits non-essential travel by an hour. The ban on such movement is now between 10pm and 5am instead of the 9pm starting time last month. (Satish Bate / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 01, 2020 03:39 PM IST

Health care staff screen residents in Mumbai’s Mankhurd slum on June 30. In another significant step, the Union government has relaxed the night curfew which prohibits non-essential travel by an hour. The ban on such movement is now between 10pm and 5am instead of the 9pm starting time last month. (Satish Bate / HT Photo)

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Municipal personnel sanitise a containment zone in Navi Mumbai on June 29. While the country began opening up on June 1 after 68 days of restrictions, lockdown shall continue to be implemented strictly in containment zones till July 31, the government’s advisory said. Strict perimeter control will be maintained in these zones and only essential activities are allowed. (Bachchan Kumar / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 01, 2020 03:39 PM IST

Municipal personnel sanitise a containment zone in Navi Mumbai on June 29. While the country began opening up on June 1 after 68 days of restrictions, lockdown shall continue to be implemented strictly in containment zones till July 31, the government’s advisory said. Strict perimeter control will be maintained in these zones and only essential activities are allowed. (Bachchan Kumar / HT Photo)

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Addressing the nation a day after the guidelines to Unlock 2.0 were released, PM Modi spoke about the need to maintain all precautions and highlighted an increase in “negligence” after Unlock 1.0 saw the country opening up in the past month. (Dheeraj dhawan / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 01, 2020 03:39 PM IST

Addressing the nation a day after the guidelines to Unlock 2.0 were released, PM Modi spoke about the need to maintain all precautions and highlighted an increase in “negligence” after Unlock 1.0 saw the country opening up in the past month. (Dheeraj dhawan / HT Photo)

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Housekeeping staff at work in a mall on June 30 ahead of its reopening in Gurugram. The plan to unlock the country looks to bring stalled businesses and activities back on track. The government has so far allowed the functioning of public and private offices in a graded manner and also allowed the conditional reopening of shops and marketplaces. (Parveen Kumar / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 01, 2020 03:39 PM IST

Housekeeping staff at work in a mall on June 30 ahead of its reopening in Gurugram. The plan to unlock the country looks to bring stalled businesses and activities back on track. The government has so far allowed the functioning of public and private offices in a graded manner and also allowed the conditional reopening of shops and marketplaces. (Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)

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People buy essentials at a fair price shop in New Delhi on June 30. The PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) scheme providing free foodgrains to the needy has also been extended till the end of November. Shops, depending on their area, can under Unlock 2.0 have more than five people at a time, allowing for more business. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 01, 2020 03:39 PM IST

People buy essentials at a fair price shop in New Delhi on June 30. The PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) scheme providing free foodgrains to the needy has also been extended till the end of November. Shops, depending on their area, can under Unlock 2.0 have more than five people at a time, allowing for more business. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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