COVID UNLOCK: These 5 states announce relaxations in rules!

With a steady decrease in the daily COVID-19 caseload in the country, Indian states and union territories have started to provide relaxations in a graded manner.

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To make sure that you find all relevant information in one place, today we have curated the latest state-wise guidelines from 5 states: Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, Nagaland, and Andhra Pradesh.

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While relaxations are being provided by various state governments so that normal life can resume, we advise our readers to continue taking all safety precautions against the pandemic. 

> Rajasthan

The Rajasthan government has revised its COVID lockdown guidelines, giving more relaxations in the curbs imposed since mid-April. Now, offices with 25 or more employees will be allowed to open with 50% workforce. Offices with at least 60% of their employees vaccinated (first dose) are allowed to open with 100% workforce. All religious places will be allowed to open from 5 am to 4 pm. City buses will operate between 5 am to 8 pm and no passengers will be allowed to stand in the bus.

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> Haryana

The Haryana government extended the lockdown by another week till July 5 with some relaxations. The Mahamari Alert-Surakshit Haryana is extended for another week that is from June 28 (5 am onwards) to July 5 (till 5 am) in the state of Haryana. University campuses are allowed to remain open for research scholars, laboratory practicals, remedial and doubt-clearing classes by adopting requisite social-distancing norms, regular sanitisation and COVID-appropriate behaviour. The relaxations on reopening of shops, malls, restaurants, religious places, corporate offices, gatherings in weddings, funerals, open spaces, etc. will continue as currently in place.

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> Delhi

The Delhi government further eased COVID-19 curbs as the city witnesses a continued decline in the number of cases. The relaxations have come into force since yesterday. Gymnasiums and yoga institutes are now allowed to operate with 50% capacity in the national capital. Marriage halls, banquet halls and hotels have also been allowed to hold wedding ceremonies with a maximum of 50 guests. Delhi Metro trains will continue to run with 50% capacity on seating. However, no standing passengers are allowed. Markets, malls, market complexes and shops are permitted to open from 10 am to 8 pm.

> Nagaland

The Nagaland government, after assessing the situation, has announced more relaxations across the state for the period between July 1 and July 10. As per the new order issued on Monday, government offices are allowed to function with 50% attendance, and curfew will be imposed from 7 pm to 4 am daily. Furthermore, shops and commercial establishments have been allowed to open on a rotational basis. There are new SOPs for religious places and the conduct of weddings as well.

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> Andhra Pradesh

As per the media reports, Andhra Pradesh will provide relaxation in COVID-induced curfew from 6 am to 9 pm in 8 districts, starting July 1. In other districts where the positivity rate is high, i.e., Ubhaya, Godavari, Krishna, Chittoor and Prakasam, curfew will remain operational from 6 pm to 6 am.

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