Lockdown 3.0 till May 17: What is prohibited and what will be allowed

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 04, 2020, 08:47 AM(IST)

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Govt also issued new guidelines to regulate different activities in this period based on the risk profiling of the districts of the country into Red (hotspots), Green and Orange Zones. 

The government has issued a new set of guidelines regarding what is allowed or restricted in Red, Orange and Green Zones after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) extended the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown for two more weeks starting from today.

Govt also issued new guidelines to regulate different activities in this period based on the risk profiling of the districts of the country into Red (hotspots), Green and Orange Zones. 

The guidelines have permitted considerable relaxation in the districts falling in the Green and Orange Zones. Green Zone will be districts with either zero confirmed cases till date, or no confirmed cases in the last 21 days.

Here is list of activities prohibited throughout the country, irrespective of the zone

1) All domestic and international air travel of passengers, except for medical/security purposes or as permitted by MHA.

2) All passenger movement by trains, except for security purposes or for purposes as permitted by MHA.

3) All cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums, sports complexes, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.

4) All social/political/sports/entertainment/academic cultural or religious functions/other gatherings.

5) Inter-state buses for public transport, or as permitted by the MHA.
6) Inter-state movement of individuals except for medical reasons, or as permitted by MHA.

7) All schools, colleges, education /training/-coaching institutions etc.

8) Hospitality services other than those used for housing, health/police/government officials/healthcare workers, stranded persons including tourists, and those used for quarantine facilities.

9) All religious places/places of worship for public.

Measures for well being and safety of persons

1) To be identified in red and orange zones.

2) No movement of persons allowed other than medical emergencies and supply of essential goods and services.

3) Aarogya Setu App compulsory for all residents of containment zones.

4) Movement of individuals for all non-essential activities strictly prohibited between 7 pm and 7 am.

5) Persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below ten years to stay at home, except for essential requirements and health purposes.

6) OPDs and medical clinics permitted outside containment zones with social distancing norms and other precautions.

In the Red Zones, e-commerce activities are permitted only in respect of essential goods. Private offices can operate up to 33 per cent strength as per requirement with the remaining persons working from home.

In the Orange Zones, taxis and cab aggregators will be permitted with 1 driver and 2 passengers only. The Centre has also allowed inter-district movement of individuals and vehicles for permitted activities only. Four wheeler vehicles will have maximum two passengers besides the driver and pillion riding will be allowed on two-wheelers the statement said.

In the Green Zones, the Centre has allowed all activities except the limited number of activities which are prohibited throughout the country, irrespective of the Zone. However, buses can operate with upto 50 per cent seating capacity and bus depots can operate with upto 50 per cent capacity.

(WIth inputs from ANI)

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