LOCKDOWN 3.0 : Lockdown Extended for two more weeks after May 3; See MHA Guidelines
Public transport allowed in Green Zones, not in red or orange. In Green Zones buses can operate with upto 50 percent seating capacity and bus depots can operate with upto 50 percent capacity.
The government on May 1 said it is extending the nationwide lockdown by two more weeks.
After a comprehensive review, and in view of the lockdown measures having led to significant gains in the COVID-19 situation in the country, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said in a statement it is extending the lockdown period for a further period of two weeks beyond May 4, 2020.
MHA has also issued new guidelines to regulate different activities in this period, based on the risk profiling of the districts of the country into Red (hotspot), Green and Orange Zones. The guidelines have permitted considerable relaxations in the districts falling in the Green and Orange Zones.
- Buses can operate with upto 50 percent seating capacity
- Bus depots can operate with upto 50 percent capacity
- Movement of individuals, for all non-essential activities, shall remain strictly prohibited between 7 pm to 7 am.
- Public transport allowed in Green Zones, not in red or orange. In Green Zones buses can operate with upto 50 percent seating capacity and bus depots can operate with upto 50 percent capacity.
- 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 two passengers besides the driver and pillion riding will be allowed on two-wheelers.
While the restrictions in the Red zone remain largely unchanged, the guideline has allowed a lot of activities which were prohibited earlier in the Green and Orange zones.