The Gujarat government has made several announcements related to Unlock 3.0 after the Centre came out with guidelines for the same.
The decisions come after a high-level meeting of the state ministers chaired by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel.
The new guidelines offer further relaxations than those under Unlock1.0 and 2.0.
Gujarat specific guidelines for Unlock 3.0
- Shops in the state can now remain open till 8 pm.
- Restaurants too can function up to 10 pm.
- Gymnasiums and yoga centres can function from August 5 onward.
- Night curfew has been done away with from August 1 onwards.
Other guidelines of Centre applicable to state
- Lockdown to continue in containment zones up to August 31
- No restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods.
- No permission, approval or e-permit required for inter-state and intra-state movements.
- Schools, colleges and coaching institutions to remain closed till August 31.
- Metro rail, cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls shall remain shut.
- Social, political, sports, cultural and religious functions and other large gatherings not allowed
- Senior citizens, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 advised staying at home.
- Only essential services to remain open in containment zones.
Hotels and restaurants wanted extended hours
Earlier the Gujarat government under Unlock 2.0 allowed shops to remain open up to 8 pm from July 1 onwards.
It later extended it to 9 pm following representations from them.
They had sought a representation stating that they should be allowed to function till 11 pm.
The association argued that despite being allowed to operate, most hotels and restaurants chose to stay shut because their business happened after 7 pm.
They said the deadline prevented them from getting any customers.