On 1st May 2020, the central government took the decision on the lockdown Extension in India. Two days before the lockdown was to end, the Centre extended it for another two weeks i.e. till 17th May 2020. However, it has been decided to give some relief to the people and the Indian market in the lockdown 3.0.
The Ministry of Home Affairs extended the lockdown for another two weeks. But they are allowing different sets of relaxations in red, orange, and green zones. These new guidelines aim at allowing to boost the Indian economy. The decision for the extension came as the COVID-19 cases rose to more than 35,365.
It has been said that the movement of the individuals for the “non-essential activities“ will not be allowed between 7 pm and 7 am. The center has also guided that senior citizens and others with health conditions and children below the age of 10 to stay at home. For private offices, the govt. has said that they will be allowed to run at 33% staff strength even in red zones.
Lockdown Extension in India
According to the MHA’s (Master of Health Administration) latest guidelines,
- The facility of airways, railways, metro, and inter-state movement by the road will remain closed.
- Schools, colleges, and other educational institutions will remain closed.
- Hotels and restaurants will remain closed.
- Cinema halls, malls, gym, complexes, etc. will remain closed.
- Any type of political, social, cultural, or any other kinds of gatherings is also banned till May 17, 2020.
- Religious places will remain closed for the public.
- However, the Central govt. has said that in some special cases after permitted by MHA, the movement of persons by air, rail, and road will be allowed.
Record surge in COVID-19 cases nationwide
Since Thursday evening, the coronavirus death toll rose to 1,152 with 77 fatalities reported. The number of COVID-19 cases saw a record jump of 1,755 to go up to 35,365 cases on Friday, according to the Union health ministry. According to MHA, around 25.63 percent of patients have recovered so far.
In Tamil Nadu, the number of death cases reached 27. 26 deaths in Telangana, while Karnataka has reported 22 deaths.
Punjab has registered 19 COVID-19 deaths so far, 8 dead in Jammu and Kashmir, 4 in Kerala. Haryana and s have recorded 3 Covid-19 deaths each.
12 CORONA cases are reported by Meghalaya. Puducherry has reported 8 cases while Goa has reported 7 Covid-19 cases.
Chandigarh has reported 56 new COVID-19 cases, Assam has reported that there are 42 new COVID-19 cases. Himachal Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have registered 40 cases each so far.
Tripura and Manipur have reported 2 COVID-19 cases each, while Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram have reported a case each.
There are 33 COVID-19 cases in Andaman and Nicobar Islands while 22 infections in Ladakh so far.
According to the MHA’s updated data in the evening, Maharashtra has the highest number of confirmed cases in the country at 10,498, Gujarat at 4,395, Delhi at 3,515 while Madhya Pradesh at 2,719. Rajasthan is at 2,584, Tamil Nadu at 2,323 while Uttar Pradesh is at 2,281.
Andhra Pradesh has reported 1,463 Covid-19 cases and 1,039 in Telangana.
In West Bengal, the number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 795. In Jammu and Kashmir, the cases have gone up to 614, 576 in Karnataka, 497 in Kerala, 426 in Bihar while 357 in Punjab.
Haryana has reported 313 COVID-19 cases and Odisha has reported 143 cases. Chandigarh has reported 56 cases, Assam has reported 42 coronavirus infection cases while Chhattisgarh and Himachal Pradesh have registered 40 COVID-19 infections each so far.
Look at the detailed list of all the districts, 733, in the country and the respective zone-
Look for the latest update on COVID-19 Cases here.