Hyderabad: The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines today for opening up of more activities in the areas outside the containment zone from September 4.

Things which are allowed

  • Metro rail will be allowed to operate from September 7 outside the containment zone
  • Religious congregation with 100 persons from September 21.
  • Sports gathering with 100 persons from September 21.
  • A social gathering with 100 persons from September 21.
  • Open Air Theatre will be permitted to open with effect from September.


Things which are not allowed/closed

  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Educational institutes
  • Cinema Halls
  • Swimming pools
  • Entertainment parks


  • Up to 50% of teaching and non-teaching staffs will be called for online classes and teleconferencing in schools.
  • Classes 9 to 12 will be permitted to visit schools on a voluntary basis.
  • No restriction on intra-state movement of persons and goods.
  • research scholars will be permitted based on the situation.

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