Unlock 5 to start from Oct | Tourism, cinema halls and other likely relaxations

India Unlock 5

With the festive season around the corner, the Indian government set to start Unlock 5 from 1st October. Unlock 4 which was started from 1st September is coming to a conclusion and it will end on 30th September. During Unlock 4 the nation witnessed a wide range of relaxations including the resumption of Metro services to the partial reopening of schools.


Unlock 5 & some expectations

Now the month of September is coming to an end, with this Unlock 4 will also mark its end. So, now for Unlock 5, the speculations are mounting over new relaxations that the government may allow.


So here is the list of some expectations that the central government may allow during Unlock 5:

Cinema Halls

Despite the intensive appeals made by the Multiplex Association of India, the Ministry of home affairs had given a green signal only for open-air theatres to restart their services, from 21st September that is during Unlock 4.

However, earlier the secretary of Information and broadcasting ministry, Amit Khare had submitted a sitting arrangement formula for the cinema halls to the Ministry of home affairs. So, this gives a hint that Cinema Halls and Theatres may get partial functional during Unlock 5.

Unlock 5

On Saturday West Bengal allowed theatres and cinema halls to restart services from 1st October and became the first state to do so.

Economic activities

The Ministry of home affairs (MHA) has already allowed public places like malls, salons, restaurants, and gyms to resume their services but with proper restrictions. So, during Unlock 5 more such economic activities are expected to be allowed from 1st October but with proper restrictions and under with social distancing in mind.

Schools & colleges

Several schools and colleges across the country reopened from September 21 for students from class 9-12, voluntarily, and it is expected to continue for the next month.


The tourism sector witnessed some recovery during Unlock 4 and it may further recover during Unlock 5 as tourist places may open their doors for travelers.


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