Unlock 2.0: Curbs on educational activities to continue in Guj

Gandhinagar June 30 (IANS) A day before the Unlock 2.0 guidelines are set to kick in across the country, the Gujarat government on Tuesday issued a notification regarding the second phase of unlocking.

While some more relaxations have been granted, the state will continue with many of the restrictions which were in place during Unlock 1.0, including curbs on educational activities.

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Tuesday that shops in Gujarat will be allowed to function till 8 p.m., while hotels and restaurants will be allowed to operate till 9 p.m.

According to the notification, night curfew will be in place from 10 p.m. till 5 a.m.

The state government has continued to restrict all educational activities, training and research institutes, coaching institutes till July 31. Similarly, cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, auditoriums and assembly halls will continue to remain shut.

Likewise, social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural and religious functions and gatherings will continue to remain suspended.

Similarly, libraries will be allowed to function at 60 per cent capacity while GSRTC buses have been allowed to ply after maintaining the standard operating procedures at 60 per cent capacity in the rest of the state, and at 50 per cent capacity in Surat and Ahmedabad. Private buses too have been allowed after maintaining the SOPs. As per the latest notification, large vehicles and SUVs can carry the driver plus three persons.

The state will continue to make wearing face masks mandatory at all public places.



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