On this Monday (dated – 4th May 2020), PM Modi along with other union ministers and state ministers decided to extend the lockdown in the nation. The 3rd phase of lockdown i.e. Lockdown 3.0 comes up with some tailored guidelines like new relaxations and limitations.
The MHA on the very day declared a new set of guidelines separate for each zone, which is Green zone, Orange zone, and Red zone.
Suffering nation, India, has been divided into 3 categories/ zones based on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak in the cities. Popular cities in Red zone include Mumbai, Delhi, Patna, Chittoor, Raipur, Surat, etc. with the greatest number of positive cases. Whereas, cities like Aurangabad, Rajkot, Kutch, etc. comes under the Orange zone. Some green cities include Porbandar, Kullu, Srinagar, North eastern cities, and many more.
Here are some major allowances to Green zone cities-
- Bus services can operate at not more than 50 percent capacity
- Liquor shops and other standalone shops can remain open
- Companies and businesses can operate with due precautions
- Goods traffic is permitted for green and orange zone
- Private vehicles can move with 50 percent capacity
What is allowed in Orange zone?
- No bus and taxi services
- Shops like liquor, barber and standalone can operate
- Companies with 50 percent strength can operate
- Essential and non-essential services at e-commerce can run
Allowances in Red zone?
- Only essential e-commerce services can operate
- Private shops can run
- Banks can operate
- Goods movement and postal services
Other than this, individual and office workers have been advised to stay quarantined and stay safe. Government is taking all efforts to curb the loss. Till then, follow the guidelines of government and stay updated.
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Disclaimer: This post is not an advisory for organizations and individuals. Please visit Ministry of Health and Family Welfare – https://www.mohfw.gov.in/ and Ministry of Home Affairs for latest guidelines.