The Home Ministry issued new guidelines for phased re-opening of areas outside the Containment Zones. The govt confirmed that there shall be no restrictions on the inter-state and intra-state movement of person and goods. No separate permission or approval or e-permit will be required for such movements. However, if a State or a UT, based on reasons of public health and its assessment of the situation, proposes to regulate the movement of persons, it will give wide publicity in advance regarding the restrictions placed, and the related procedures to be followed. The new guidelines will come into effect on from June 1 and will be implemented till June 30, 2020.