With the lockdown being extended till May 17, Center however has laid some relaxations which will come into enforcement after May 4.
Lockdown 3.0 will not be as severe as the previous two and the relaxation on the extended lockdown will depend on the level of COVID-19 outbreak says the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
Now let’s first know what’s not allowed during the lockdown in all the zones:
• Movement of individuals for non-essential activities will remain suspended from 7:00 P.M to 7:00 A.M in all the zones.
• Senior citizens, children, pregnant women and those with co-morbidities must stay at home during lockdown 3.0.
• No more than 20 people will be allowed to attend a funeral.
• Only 50 members will be allowed to attend a marriage function.
• travel by Air, Rail and Metro and inter-state movement through road will remain prohibited.
• All educational institutions shall remain closed.
• Hotels, Theaters, Shopping Malls and gyms shall also remain closed.
• Social, political, cultural and other kinds of gatherings.
• Religious places/ places of worship for public
What is allowed during the lockdown 3.0:
Movement of people by air, rail and road is allowed for selected and specific purposes, and for purposes as permitted by ministry of home affairs.
• Out-Patient Departments (OPDs) and medical clinics shall be permitted to operate in red, orange and green zones, with social distancing norms and other safety precautions. However, these stand as an exception in the containment zones.
• All goods transport movement is to be permitted and no state or Union Territory shall stop the movement of cargo for cross land-border trade under treaties with neighbouring countries.
Green Zone is a zone classification by the government where no new case of COVID-19 has been reported in the last 21 days or has no cases at all.
• Private companies can resume work but with 33 percent of their strength in the work place.
• movement of domestic help is also permitted
• Liquor shops and paan-shops can be opened.
• E-commerce operations can be resumed and delivery of non-essential items can be carried on.
• Buses are allowed to operate with 50% of their capacity in the green zone area.
The zones where there is a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases or are doubling will be considered as red zones.
There will be strict surveillance in these zones and Aarogya setu app is mandatory. However there are few relaxations as followed:
• Movement of individuals and vehicles with a maximum of 2 persons (besides the driver) in four-wheeler vehicles, and with no pillion rider in the case of two-wheelers.
• Manufacturing units of essential goods, including drugs, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, their raw materials
• Manufacturing of IT hardware
• Jute industry with staggered shifts and social distancing; and,
• Manufacturing units of packaging material.
• Construction activities limited to in-situ construction (where workers are available on site).
• All standalone (single) shops, neighborhood (colony) shops and shops in residential complexes.
• Food-processing units
• All agriculture activities
• All plantation activities
• All health services (including AYUSH)
• Banks, non-banking finance companies (NBFCs), insurance and capital market activities.
• Public utilities
• SEZ and export oriented units, industrial estates and industrial townships with access control can also get back to work.
Areas or districts which neither fall into red zone or green zone category shall be classified as orange zone. The relaxation in orange zone are In addition to activities permitted in Red Zone,
• Taxis and cab aggregators will be permitted with 1 driver and 1 passenger only
• two passengers per car will be allowed
• A maximum of two passengers along with pillion rider shall be allowed on two wheelers.
• E-commerce activities can resume and delivery of non-essential items can be permitted