Lockdown 4.0 Guidelines: Amit Shah Meets With MHA Officials

NEW DELHI: Union Minister of the Interior Amit Shah He held several meetings with his ministry officials on Friday before the announcement of guidelines for the fourth phase of the coronavirus-induced blockade that begins Monday, authorities said.

Shah, who was in his North Block office for nearly five hours on Friday, held meetings with senior ministry officials, including the Union Interior Minister.

Senior officials have been busy finalizing the guidelines for the fourth phase of the shutdown, an Interior Ministry official said.

However, the details of Shah's meetings were not immediately known.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi In his speech to the nation on Tuesday, he had said that the 4.0 blockade will take a completely different shape, with new rules.

Modi had also said the guidelines will arrive before May 18.

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Authorities said further relaxation and flexibility will be seen in blockade-4, which will begin Monday, with the gradual reopening of national railways and airlines, while empowering states and Union territories to define points. COVID-19 critics.

The final guidelines will be issued by the Interior Ministry only after going through suggestions from state governments.

State governments and administrations of union territories were supposed to present their recommendations by Friday.