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India issues new guidelines for Lockdown 3.0

As the nationwide lockdown due to Coronavirus pandemic has been extended till 17th May by Modi Government.

Travel by air, rail and metro and inter-state movement of people by road remains banned all over the country. Schools, hotels, restaurants, bars, shopping malls, cinemas and places of worship are also shut nationally. However, there are no restrictions on the movement of goods between states or on the manufacturing and distribution of essential items.

Depending on the incidence of COVID-19 situations in different regions there are some distinctions on what is permitted which have been colour-coded accordingly.


Due to rising number of Coronavirus cases in cities of Mumbai, New Delhi, and Bengaluru have been designated as red zonesĀ – where most curbs remain in place.

In urban red zones that are not marked as containment zonesĀ private offices can open at 33% capacity. Construction activity can also resume, as long as workers reside on site. Manufacturing of essential goods and IT hardware is permitted. E-commerce activities are only allowed for essential goods, while standalone shops are able to open.

In rural red zones, all agricultural, construction and industrial activity is permitted.


All the activities allowed in the red zone is permitted in Orange Zones In addition to which, taxis are allowed, provided they are carrying only two passengers is permitted.


Area or places that have not seen any incidence of COVID-19 cases in 21 days are designated as green zones and allowed to resume all activities except those prohibited nationally. Even Buses are allowed to operate at 50% capacity in green zones.

-Davinder Singh, NMTV News




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