Coronavirus lockdown extended till 17 May: Activities that will keep on staying shut the nation over


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With two days left for the across the nation lockdown period to end, the administration today expanded it by an additional fourteen days starting May 4 to contain spread of COVID-19 contamination in the nation. The administration, in any case, guaranteed locale with improved pace of cases will have “extensive relaxations”.

In an official explanation the legislature stated, “After a thorough survey, and taking into account the Lockdown measures having prompted huge gains in the COVID-19 circumstance in the nation, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), gave an Order under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, today, to additionally broaden the Lockdown for a further time of about fourteen days past May 4, 2020.”

The announcement said that dependent on the hazard profiling of the locale of the nation into Red (hotspot), Green and Orange Zones the new MHA rules, controlling various exercises in this period, have “allowed impressive relaxations in the regions falling in the Green and Orange Zones”

Alluding to Ministry of Health and family Welfare (MoHFW) letter gave on April 30, 2020, the MHA stated, “The Green Zones will be regions with either zero affirmed cases till date; or, no affirmed case over the most recent 21 days. Red Zones will consider the complete number of dynamic cases, multiplying pace of affirmed cases, degree of testing and reconnaissance criticism from the areas. Those locale, which are neither characterized as Red nor Green, will be delegated Orange zones”.

In any case, the MHA request stated, “A predetermined number of exercises will stay restricted all through the nation, independent of the Zones. These incorporate travel via air, rail, metro and between State development by street; running of schools, universities, and other instructive and preparing/training establishments; accommodation administrations, including inns and cafés.” It will likewise incorporate spots of huge open get-togethers, for example, film corridors, shopping centers and so on; social, political, social and different sorts of get-togethers; and, strict spots/spots of love for open. Be that as it may, development of people via air, rail and street is took into consideration select purposes, and for purposes as allowed by MHA, the rules said.

The nearby authority has been coordinated to guarantee 100 percent inclusion of Aarogya Setu application among the occupants of the Containment Zone, which will have “strengthened reconnaissance conventions, with contact following, house to house observation, home/institutional isolating of people dependent on their hazard appraisal, and clinical administration”.

The new rules likewise endorse certain measures for prosperity and wellbeing of people. “Thus, development of people, for all trivial exercises, will remain carefully denied between 7 pm to 7 am,” it stated, including that in all zones, people over 65 years old, people with co-morbidities, pregnant ladies, and youngsters beneath the age of 10 years, will remain at home, aside from meeting fundamental necessities and for wellbeing purposes.


All modern and development exercises in provincial territories, including MNREGA works, nourishment preparing units and block furnaces

Without differentiation to the idea of products, all shops, aside from in shopping centers are allowed

All horticulture exercises, e.g., planting, collecting, acquisition and promoting activities

Creature farming exercises including inland and marine fisheries

All manor exercises including their preparing and promoting

All wellbeing administrations (counting AYUSH) to stay useful, including transport of clinical faculty and patients through air ambulances.

Monetary division, including banks, non-banking money organizations (NBFCs), protection and capital market exercises, and credit co-usable social orders

Open utilities, e.g., power, water, sanitation, squander the executives, media communications and web

Dispatch and postal administrations will be permitted to work

Business and private foundations including print and electronic media, IT and IT empowered administrations, cold stockpiling and warehousing administrations, private security and administrations gave without anyone else utilized people, aside from hair stylists and so on


All products traffic, as no State/UT will stop the development of load for cross land-outskirt exchange under Treaties with neighboring nations.

No different go of any kind is required for such development, which is basic for keeping up the gracefully chain of products and enterprises the nation over during the lockdown time frame.


Taxicabs and taxi aggregators with 1 driver and 1 traveler as it were.

Between area development of people and vehicles for allowed exercises as it were.

Four wheeler vehicles will have most extreme two travelers other than the driver and pillion riding on bikes.


All exercises are allowed with the exception of the predetermined number of exercises which are denied all through the nation, independent of the Zones. Anyway transports can work with up to 50 percent seating limit and transport warehouses can work with up to 50 percent limit.

The Indian Telegraph
Established in 2007, The Indian Telegraph is a multi award winning digital media company based in Australia.

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