On Friday, the Indian central government announced that the nationwide lockdown is extended till May 17. The central government and Ministry also issued some new as well as revised guidelines to regulate some essential activities and services in this lockdown period. Based on the situations, the zones and districts are categorized into Red, Green, and orange zones. Strict actions will be applied in the Red zone areas such as Surveillance by drones, etc.
The guidelines integrated some relaxation in the green zones of the country. Identification of Red, Green, and Orange zones are made on the basis of the below definitions.
MoHFW defines red zones by considering the total number of active cases, doubling the rate of confirmed cases. All the 11 districts of Delhi are placed in the Red zone. Orange zones are defined as the zones which are neither in green zones nor in Red zones. Green zones are defined as zones in which no new patients are recorded in the last 21 days.
Activities that are prohibited
- Hospitality services other than those used for housing health, Police, Healthcare workers, Government officials, tourists, and others are involved in quarantine facilities.
- All religions places such as Temples and mosques, etc.
- All cinema halls, Malls, Swimming pools, Entertainment parks, Gyms, Bars, Sports complexes, Theaters, and other similar places.
- All Social, Sports, Political, Academic, Religious gatherings.
- All Domestic and International air services except for medical services, all passenger movements by train, etc.
- Private offices with only 33% of staff remaining may work from home, and following social distancing is mandatory.
- All construction and industrial, agricultural activities are permitted in rural areas, including MNREGA works.