After the Center allowed the lifting of restrictions on movement between countries, countries such as Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, which have reported the highest number of corona virus cases, and people in the Northeast decided to continue restrictions after the end of the fourth stage. lockdown
Others such as Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Telangana announced they were permitting cross-country movements as part of easing restrictions under ‘Unlock-1’ after such travel was banned for more than two months due to locking up the coronavirus virus, although some of them had placed their own conditions.
The Karnataka government, while allowing inter-state movements, said a separate order would be issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for people coming to the state.
The UP government said there were no restrictions on travel between countries but handed it over to the administration of the districts of Ghaziabad and Noida to request the movement of people from adjoining Delhi. The state has not restarted inter-country bus services.
The Punjab government said there would be no restrictions on movement of people between countries and did not require separate permits or e-permits. However, the use of self-generated COVA and ‘e-pass’ applications is mandatory.
In a televised address, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said people would not need an e-pass for travel between countries by private vehicle starting Monday, but the decision to restart public transportation between countries would be taken on June 7.
In neighboring Chhattisgarh, the state government said travel between countries without permission from the government would continue to be prohibited.
The Odisha government says it has begun the process to open the way for the resumption of inter-country bus services.
Letters have been sent to all states where Odisha has bus connectivity asking for their response to the resumption of interstate services, transportation minister Padmanabha Behera said.
The discordant attitude taken by countries on this issue is similar to the confusion that prevailed when the Center allowed the resumption of domestic air services on May 25, when countries left with their own set of rules for passengers.
The Interior Ministry, while lifting restrictions on Saturday under ‘Activate 1’, has said that state and territory union governments will be free to regulate the movement for public health reasons, provided they give broad publicity to the previous restrictions.
According to health ministry data updated on Sunday morning, the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country came from Maharashtra at 65,168, followed by Tamil Nadu in 21,184, Delhi at 18,549, Gujarat at 16,343, Rajasthan in 8,617, Madhya Pradesh at 7,891 and Uttar Pradesh at 7,445.
Out of a total of 5,164 deaths, Maharashtra is at the top of the count with 2,197 deaths, followed by Gujarat (1,007), Delhi (416), Madhya Pradesh (343), West Bengal (309), Uttar Pradesh (201), Rajasthan (193), Tamil Nadu (160), Telangana (77) and Andhra Pradesh (60).
The Maharashtra government says that travel between countries by road, air and train from Maharashtra will remain prohibited at the last stage of lockdown until 30 June with the exception being made for migrant workers, stranded people and ‘Shramik’ special trains.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said restrictions on inter-country bus transportation and Metro and suburban train services would resume people.
E-passes will be required for travel between zones and between countries, he said.
In the Northeast, where a smaller number of cases have been reported, Meghalaya has extended the locking that is taking place until June 6, continuing with existing restrictions, including not allowing inter-district and inter-state vehicle transfers that prohibit those who have a locking lock .
The Mizoram government also said all vehicle transfers between countries or across borders are strictly prohibited unless permitted by the Ministry of the Interior.
Meghalaya has registered 27 cases while Mizoram has one case.
Karnataka Chief Secretary T M Vijay Bhaskar issued an order saying “there will be no restrictions on the movement of people and goods between countries and between countries”.
There are no separate permits / approvals / e-permits needed for the movement, he said.
The order is based on public health and COVID-19 prevalence assessments in various states, a separate order will be issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare regarding migration of people between countries to Karnataka.
Under the new guidelines by the Rajasthan government, there will be no restrictions on the movement of people and goods between countries and intrasates and no separate permits, permits, approvals or permits are needed for that.
The West Bengal government, which on Saturday allowed government and private bus transfers between countries since June 1, has not said anything about restarting inter-state bus services.
Although Delhi has witnessed a steady increase in cases, officials in the city government say they support inter-state movements from Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and other NCR cities.
Authorities in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana have restricted entry from the national capital, citing the surge in COVID-19 cases, they said.
Issuing new guidelines for the next phase of locking, which starts Monday and will last until June 30, Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary RK Tiwari said on Sunday that “there is no prohibition of movement between countries and between countries by people or goods” and there is no need for separate approval or electronic permission.
However, the state government handed it over to the Gautam Buddh Nagar and Ghaziabad administrations to request a ban on leisure for travelers from New Delhi.
By evening, both Gautam Buddh Nagar and Ghaziabad authorities decided that their border with Delhi would remain as closed as before.
Both districts allow transfers related to important services and for people with valid permit cards. But restrictions intended to contain coronaviruses cause problems for people traveling to work across borders.
Gautam Buddh Nagar has seen 414 cases of the corona virus, including seven deaths so far. There were 328 cases, including four deaths, in Ghaziabad, while in Delhi the number approached 20,000 and the death toll was 473.
The Haryana government also said on Sunday night that there would be no restrictions on movement of people or goods between countries.
The Interior Ministry of the Union said on Saturday that there would be no restrictions on movement of people and goods between countries and between countries and that no additional permits were needed for the trip.
“However, if a country or UT, based on public health reasons and its assessment of the situation, proposes to regulate the movement of people, it will provide widespread publicity in advance about the restrictions that must be imposed on the movement, and related procedures to be followed,” he said. .
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