The government on Monday issued guidelines for ‘Unlock 2’ or the second phase of “Unlock”, effective from July 1-31, following over two months of strict lockdown across the country of coronavirus. Lockdown shall continue to remain in force in containment zones till July 31, according to the new guidelines. In containment zones, only essential activities to be allowed. Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions, International flights, metro rail, cinemas, gyms, pools, religious gatherings among others…"Govt issues guidelines for ‘Unlock 2’, to till July 31"
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said there is a need to fight rumours of lockdown and plan phase 2 of Unlock even as the number of coronavirus cases rises rapidly in the country. The Prime Minister held the second part of two-day interaction with chief ministers of various states and Union territories via video conferencing to discuss the situation post Unlock 1.0 and plan for tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat,…"fight rumours of lockdown & plan for Unlock 2.0"
The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) stated in a press release on Sunday that the retail business suffered a loss of 9 lakh crore since the start of the coronavirus-necessitated lockdown on March 24. It stated that shops and commercial markets could register only about 5% of business and only 8% of the workforce could resume their duties in the shops. Even though about 80% of employees of these establishments returned to their native…"Retail trade suffered loss of 9 lakh crore in Lockdown"
Maharashtra government on Tuesday issued revised guidelines for Lockdown 4.0 to check the spread of coronavirus. This comes two days after the Centre extended the lockdown till May 31 as the number of coronavirus cases continues to see a spike. The number of cases in According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the number of COVID-19 cases in India have risen to 1,01,139, while the death toll is at 3,163. Maharashtra is…"Maharashtra issues revised guidelines for Lockdown"
IRCTC on Monday said the booking for special trains that are to start services from Delhi on May 12 will begin at 6 pm after the website of the service provider crashed due to heavy traffic. 15 pairs of trains will be run as special trains from New Delhi station connecting Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi. Related:- Tips for Protecting your Social…"IRCTC website server down, bookings for trains"
The United States government, through its Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced additional assistance of US $3 million to India to fight the COVID-19 crisis, the agency said on Wednesday. In coordination with the Government of India, USAID is providing these funds to the Partnerships for Affordable Healthcare Access and Longevity (PAHAL) project, an innovative financing platform of IPE Global. “This additional funding to support India in its continuing efforts to combat COVID-19 is…"health assistance from the US in the COVID-19 fight"