Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to speak on the next phase of lockdown from June 1 that may come into force after Lockdown 4.0 ends on May 31, according to a report in IndiaToday.
PM Modi will be addressing the nation on May 31 on his radio program Mann Ki Baat. It is also the last day of Lockdown 4.0 and sources say PM Modi may throw some light on Lockdown 5.0.
Sources said PM Modi in his address will emphasize on the lockdown spirit and also announce measures on easing of restrictions in most parts of the country.
According to home ministry sources, Lockdown 5.0 will mainly focus on 11 cities with 70 percent of the total coronavirus cases in India.
Lockdown 5.0 from June 1 is expected to focus on the prominent cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Thane, Indore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Surat, and Kolkata.
The Centre may also consider allowing religious places to be reopened in Lockdown 5.0 but with certain conditions, which will mean no religious events can be conducted in this period, including fairs and festivals. There will be no mass congregations. Wearing a mask and social distancing will also be made mandatory in religious places.
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