The Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday extended the nationwide lockdown for another two weeks from May 4 to May 17th. However, the Lockdown 3.0 comes with a fresh set of relaxations that are different for different zones.
The entire country has been colour-coded into Red, Orange and Green Zones. The rules are the strictest in the Red Zone districts and get progressively easier in the Orange and Green Zones.
If you are in a Red Zone, the following will be allowed:
– Private cars with two persons at most.
– Two-wheelers without pillion rider.
Shops in urban areas, for non-essential goods, are not allowed in malls, markets and market complexes.
However, all standalone (single) shops, neighbourhood (colony) shops and shops in residential complexes are permitted to remain open in urban areas, without any distinction of essential and non-essential.
‘Containment Zones’ are areas where strictest enforcement of lockdown rules are in place, given the high incidence of Covid-19 positive cases. All private security and facility management services, and services provided by self-employed persons such as electricians, IT repairs, plumbers, car mechanics and carpenters, except for barbers, will be allowed in all areas, except for those classified as ‘Containment Zones’.
House help will be allowed in all zones except containment zones. But since no public transport is available, they will have to reach the residence of their employer on their own. And society rules in the zones will apply. No domestic help will be allowed in containment zones.
(Some of the relaxations are compiled here from different sources as examples. For full information please refer the original order)