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.
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.
|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|
|Urban stand-alone |
|E-commerce (essential goods)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Private and Govt (non-core)||Yes||Yes||33%|
|Banking and Finances||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Courier and postal||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Know your Zone
All 733 districts have been categorised into zones which are dynamic and will be revised every week.
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