The central government announced that it is going to extend the lockdown period on Friday. The lockdown is getting extended for third consecutive time and this time it is going to be two weeks from 4th May to 17th. Earlier today. the government divided all the districts in the country into Red, Orange and Green zones, considering the spread of corona cases. Despite the lockdown extension, the new MHA order provides several concessions in Green and Orange zones. The Red zone required to continue shut as the previous two lockdowns.
According to the report of Times of India, No travel through air, train or metro is allowed. Movement between interstates has been prohibited. School, Colleges and other educational centres should remain shut. Hotels, Restaurants, Malls, Theatres, Gyms, sports complexes should not function in the third lockdown as well. In all zones, persons above 65 years old, persons with co-morbidities, children below 10 years of age and pregnant women should stay at home unless if there is any medical requirement. All religious places should remain closed. People movement between 7 am to 7 pm is prohibited.
Here’s official press release of the Ministry of Home affairs :
MHA issues order reg. #lockdownextension for 2 weeks w.e.f. 04.05.2020, to fight #COVIDー19.— Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs (@PIBHomeAffairs) May 1, 2020
New guidelines have permitted considerable relaxations in #Lockdown3 restrictions, within the districts falling in the Green and Orange Zones. #IndiaFightsCoronavirus
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Private offices can work with 33% of strength, with the rest on Work from home. Shops, selling liquor, paan, gutka and tobacco will be allowed in green and orange zones. People are advised to maintain six feet distance and not more than five people at a time. In the orange zones, Taxis and Cabs can be operated with one passenger. Cars can have have two passengers besides the driver and pillion riding will be allowed on tow wheelers.
In the Green zones, all will reopen except those banned across the country. But in these areas, buses can operate only with half the seating capacity. As soon as the news surfaced, users of Internet couldn’t keep calm as they storming the social media platforms with memes and reactions.
Here are the Green, Red and Orange Zones across the country :
Check out some of their reactions below :
IMP- In terms of restrictions, here’s how #Lockdown3 will be different:— Zeba Warsi (@Zebaism) May 1, 2020
From 7pm-7am, Movement for ALL non-essential activities shall remain strictly prohibited across all zones.
In simple words, Curfew in the night. #CoronavirusLockdown
Let us stay safe by following social distancing to avoid Lockdown 4.0 !!