Unlock 2.0 may allow international flights on select routes, guidelines likely by June 30
Schools, colleges, and other educational institutions are likely to remain closed for some more time.
A month after announcing the first phase of relaxation of restrictions, the government is now likely to come out with guidelines for Unclock 2.0 for Covid-19.
Expected to be announced by June 30, these guidelines may allow resumption of international air services on selected routes sometime in July.
A report in DNA https://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-unlock-20-guidelines-likely-to-be-announced-by-june-30-international-flights-may-resume-on-selected-routes-2829674 quoted Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri as saying that a decision to resume international passenger flights will be taken in July if coronavirus behaves in a "predictable manner" and the entire aviation ecosystem and state governments are onboard.
With state governments expressing reservations, schools, colleges and other educational institutions are likely to remain shut for some more time.
Union Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokriyal ‘Nishank’ had earlier said that schools may start classes from mid-August.
The recent decisions taken by CBSE, ICSE, ISC, and several other state boards to cancel class 10, class 12 exams go to show their unwillingness to resume classroom proceedings anytime soon, the report says.
Under Unlock 1.0 announced on May 30, the Union Home Ministry had allowed places of worship, malls, hotels, and restaurants to reopen from June 8 onwards. It had also changed the duration of the night curfew to 9 pm-5 am instead of the earlier 7 pm-7 am.