Coronavirus India Lockdown Extended by 2 Weeks | Created Red, Green And Orange Zone

Coronavirus India Lockdown Extended by 2 Weeks | Created Red, Green And Orange Zone

What's allowed and wat's not allowed as per the revised guidelines for the upcoming 2 weeks.

The Centre has extended the nationwide lockdown, put in to contain the coronavirus outbreak, by two more weeks from May 4. It was set to end this Sunday but now it has been pushed to May 17.

"After a comprehensive review, and insight of the lockdown measures having led to significant gains within the COVID-19 situation within the country, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India (GoI) issued an Order under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, today, to further extend the lockdown for a further period of two weeks beyond May 4, 2020," said a home ministry notification.

The extension will, however, see some relaxations which will be regulated based on the spread of the virus in the districts, identified as red (hotspot), Green, and Orange Zones.

The green zones are districts with either zero confirmed cases to date; or, no confirmed case in the last 21 days. The classification of districts as Red Zones will take into account the total number of active cases, doubling the rate of confirmed cases, the extent of testing, and surveillance feedback from the districts. Those districts, which are neither defined as Red nor Green, shall be classified as Orange zones.

What happens in the red zone?

These will see intensified surveillance protocols, contact tracing, and 100% coverage of the Aarogya Setu app. Containment zones will see the house to house surveillance, home/ institutional quarantining of affected, and clinical management. Strict perimeter will be ensured, so that there is no movement of people in and out of the zone, except for medical emergencies, and for maintaining a supply of essential goods and services.
E-Commerce activities in red zones are permitted only in respect of essential goods.

What happens in the orange zones?

Taxis and cab aggregators permitted with 1 driver and 1 passenger only. Inter-district movement of individuals and vehicles will be allowed for permitted activities only. Four wheeler vehicles will have a maximum of two passengers besides the driver and pillion riding will be allowed on two-wheelers.

What about green zones?

All activities are permitted except for the opening of schools, colleges, restaurants, large gatherings, and malls. Buses can operate with up to 50% seating capacity and bus depots can operate with up to 50% capacity. All goods traffic is to be permitted. No separate pass of any sort is needed for such movement.

In all zones, people above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below the age of 10 years, shall stay at home, except for meeting essential requirements and for health purposes. Out-Patient Departments (OPDs) and Medical clinics shall be permitted to operate in Red, Orange, and Green Zones, with social distancing norms.

Still not allowed: 

Rail, metro, running of schools, colleges, and other educational and training/coaching institutions; hospitality services, including hotels and restaurants; places of large public gatherings, such as cinema halls, malls, gymnasiums, sports complexes, etc; social, political, cultural and other kinds of gatherings; and, religious places/ places of worship for the public. However, the movement of persons by air, rail, and road is allowed for select purposes, and for purposes as permitted by MHA.

Zone List: Zone List