RESTRICTIONS STILL IN PLACE
‘‘Unlock 2’’ continues in place until 31 July, 2020 while reported cases rising.
- On 22 July, the Delhi Airport announced the latest guidelines for travellers arriving via international flights. A mandatory health screening will be applied to the travellers. Besides, the travellers will subject to a few protocols, including but not limited to the two-week quarantine (seven-day institutional quarantine and another seven-day home quarantine) and temperature check-up before boarding. However, exemptions are granted for special cases, including- Pregnant women
– Passengers who are suffering from serious illness
– Passengers travel for special reason (death in family)
– Parents of 10-year-old or younger children
- On 23 July, the highest one-day spike of 1,129 deaths and 45,720 cases has been reported by the government. ‘‘Unlock 2’’ continues in place and all activities shall adhere to the requirements as stipulated in the Guidelines for Phased Re-opening (Unlock 2) , including
– All activities in areas outside Containment Zones will be permitted, excluding the prohibited activities such as academic, entertainment, sports, social, political, religious-related events.
– Night curfew will continue be imposed between 10:00pm to 05:00am throughout the country, except for essential activities.
– Lockdown remains in the Containment Zones until 31 July, 2020 and only essential activities will be allowed, where no movement of people in or out of these zones, except for medical emergencies and for maintaining supply of essential goods and services.
IMPACT ON FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN
- For food sector, the food manufacturing activities remain unhampered. In addition, based on the Guidelines for Phased Re-opening (Unlock 2) , there shall be no restriction on inter-State and intra-State movement of persons and goods. No additional approval/permission will be required for these forms of movements.