In 'Unlock 3', government scrapped night curfew imposed in the country, starting 1 August.
Schools, colleges, and coaching institutes will continue to remain shut at least till August 31.
The Ministry of Home Affairs had issued guidelines on July 21 for holding the celebrations by maintaining social distancing norms and keeping a check on the number of participants, at the Red Fort in the national capital, and in states and districts.
Theatres, bars, and places of congregation will also remain shut. Sources in the cinema industry said the government had assured to look at their plea sympathetically. They termed it media speculation that the government might allow cinemas to reopen with 25 per cent occupancy, and said they were not communicated about this.
Yoga institutes and gymnasiums will be allowed to open from August 5, 2020, while maintaining social distancing norms, the government said.
However, lockdown in containment zones will remain imposed till 31 August, 2020. Within the perimeters of containment zones, strict social distancing and other norms of containing the spread of the virus shall be maintained and only essential activities will be allowed, MHA said in a statement. Activities taking place in red zones will be strictly monitored by the authorities.
All other large congregations, including political, social and cultural meetings, remain banned.