Lockdown Extended For 14 Days Till May 17; These Are The Relaxed Rules For Some Cities
Govt of India has announced that lockdown across India has been extended for 14 more days, till May 17th.
This will be third phase of lockdown in India.
The Govt Order states: “After a comprehensive review, and in view of the Lockdown measures having led to significant gains in the COVID-19 situation in the country, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India (GoI) issued an Order under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, today, to further extend the Lockdown for a further period of two weeks beyond May 4, 2020,”
Strict Lockdown For 130 Districts In Red Zone
This current phase of lockdown will not be uniform across India. 130 districts have been declared as the red zones, and this lockdown will be fully applicable for these 130 districts, with no relaxation of rules.
All the big cities of India fall in this red zone, which includes Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Indore, Jaipur, Chandigarh and more.
In UP alone, 20 districts are in red zone.
All commercial actvities, malls, religious places, trains, metro, public buses are banned in these 130 districts, for the lockdown till May 17th.
Rules Relaxed For Some Cities
However, the cities which are in orange zone and green zone, rules for lockdown has been relaxed quite a bit.
There are 284 districts in the orange zone, where the rules have been eased. However, within these orange zone districts, if there are containment zones, then the rules for red zone will apply there, and there shall be complete lockdown.
The order said, “In the orange Zones, in addition to activities permitted in Red Zone, taxis and cab aggregators will be permitted with 1 driver and 1 passenger only. Inter-district movement of individuals and vehicles will be allowed for permitted activities only. Four wheeler vehicles will have maximum of two passengers besides the driver and pillion riding will be allowed on two-wheelers,”
There are 319 green zone districts, which has reported zero coronavirus cases in the last 21 days, and for these locations, the rules are even more relaxed.
Govt order states: “In the Green Zones, all activities are permitted except the limited number of activities which are prohibited throughout the country, irrespective of the Zone. However buses can operate with upto 50 per cent seating capacity and bus depots can operate with upto 50 per cent capacity,”
We will keep you updated, as more details come in.