Lockdown 3.0: Know about the new lockdown guidelines and restrictions in each zone

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Lockdown 3.0: Know about the new lockdown guidelines and restrictions in each zone

The lockdown has been extended yet again till 17 May, but this time some guidelines have been diluted. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has categorized each district into red, orange, and green zones, and different levels of activities are allowed in each zone. The 733 districts of India have been broadly divided into Red Zones, Orange Zones and Green Zones. The zone classification determines the kind of restrictions placed on the movement of people and the supply of goods in a district.

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Decoding the zones

Red Zone: Districts are marked as a red zone based on the total number of active cases, doubling rate of confirmed cases, the extent of testing, and surveillance feedback.

Green Zone: District with zero confirmed case or no confirmed case in the last 21 days falls in the green zone.

Orange Zone: Districts that don't fall under red or green zones will be considered an orange zone.

Revised Activity Guidelines

Quit few previously restricted activities got a green light in the new lockdown guidelines. Although, train, metro, inter-state road movement, educational institute, multiplex, malls and religious gathering are still prohibited despite the zones. Movement of individuals between 7 pm and 7 am is also prohibited.

You must already know that liquor stores are open in all zones (except contaminated areas), here are other activities permitted in different zones.

Activity Green Orange Red
Barber Shops, Spa Yes Yes No
Medical Clinic, OPD Yes Yes Yes
Auto, Taxi Diver + 1 Diver + 1 No
4 Wheeler Diver + 2 Diver + 2 Diver + 2
2 Wheeler Rider + 1 Rider + 1 Only Rider
Inter-district buses 50% 50% No
Intra-district 50% 50% No
Urban stand-alone

non-essential shops
Yes Yes Yes
E-commerce (essential goods) Yes Yes Yes
Private and Govt (non-core) Yes Yes 33%
Agri activities Yes Yes Yes
Banking and Finances Yes Yes Yes
Courier and postal Yes Yes Yes
Goods traffic Yes Yes Yes
Urban industries Yes Yes Yes


Know your Zone

All 733 districts have been categorised into zones which are dynamic and will be revised every week. 

Green Zone

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Orange Zone

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Red Zone


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