The MHA i.e. Master of Health Administration announced its decision to extend the lockdown further by two more weeks, just two days before the lockdown was to end, to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Lockdown 2.0 was already in progress and Lockdown 3.0 is in addition to it. The new Directives mentioned in the order will come into effect on May 4 onwards. In this article, we will give you the information about the activities allowed in Lockdown 3.0 in India. In order to prevent the spread of COVID19, Lockdown 3.0 is announced by the central government.
The central government has classified all the 733 districts of the country into 3 zones – Red zone, Orange zone, and Green Zone. It is a part of the strategy to counter the attack of coronavirus that has spread all over the country.
According to the latest report, there were 130 districts in India designated as ‘Red Zone’, 284 districts designated as ‘Orange Zone’ while 319 districts designated as ‘Green Zone’.
According to a top MHA official the lockdown 3.0 aims to give an economic boost to all zones within the country. The MHA has also ordered specific guidelines to manage different economic activities during this 2 weeks period.
What is Red, Orange, and Green Zone?
Now if we say that a particular district comes under Red Zone it means it has a high and recent number of coronavirus cases. In that case, that particular district will fall under the ‘Red Zone’ category.
Now a district will only be considered as a ‘Green Zone’ if there are no confirmed coronavirus cases so far or there is no reported case for the past 21 days. The rest of the districts come under the ‘Orange Zone’. To know more about the activities allowed in Lockdown 3.0 in India read the article carefully.
The detailed list of all the districts, 733, in the country and the respective zone is as follows-
The government has named hotspots districts as Red Zone since it needs focused attention due to a high number of COVID-19 cases. But in the lockdown 3.0 certain activities have been allowed. According to MHA, the activities which will be allowed in the Red Zone are as follows-
1. The facility of airways, railways, metro, and inter-state movement by the road will remain closed.
2. All the colleges, schools, and other educational organizations will remain closed.
3. Hotels and restaurants will remain closed.
4. Cinema halls, malls, gym, complexes, etc. will remain closed.
5. Any type of political, social, cultural, or any other kinds of gatherings is also banned till May 17, 2020.
6. Religious places will remain closed for the public.
7. For private offices, the govt. has said that they will be allowed to run at 33% staff strength even in red zones.
Orange Zone is the zone where there is a limited number of COVID-19 cases in the past and no positive COVID-19 surge recently. According to MHA, the activities which will be allowed in the Orange Zone are as follows-
1. Cabs and Taxis will be allowed to operate only with one passenger in it. It means that there can be only 2 persons in one car.
2. The inter-district movement of individuals will also be allowed for authorized activities.
3. The center has also said that Alcohol shops will be allowed in the orange zone but the final decision will be of the state government only.
4. Everything else will remain closed.
It is the zone where there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases. Also, if any of the districts of the Red Zone or the Orange Zone has no new case of COVID-19 in the past 28 days, that will be moved to the Green Zone category. The activities which will be allowed in the Green Zone are as follows-
1. E-commerce is allowed to resume operations and deliver non-essential goods in green.
2. The inter-state and intra-state movement will not be allowed.
3. Buses have been allowed to operate but with 50 percent of their capacity.
4. The movement of domestic help has also been permitted.
5. Activities allowed in the Red and Orange zone are also allowed in the Green Zone.