On Lockdown, What’s allowed to do and What Not to do in Zone Areas.

What are the zone areas


lockdown extended by two weeks from May 4. But the government eased rules for a number of activities. In this case, the country is giving color cod as Red, Orange, and Green Zone areas. The rules are the strictest in the Red Zone area’s districts and get progressively easier in the Orange and Green Zone areas.

 The Red Zone areas

Red Zone areas are those where the incidence of COVID-19 positive cases is the highest.

At the red zone area rules are more strict. But it will be eligible for easier rules from May 4.

Will be allowed

Most of the commercial and private establishments permitted in this area.

If you are in this area, you will permit the private cars with two persons at most. And also two-wheelers without pillion rider.

Some offices and businesses in Red Zones they allowed to function. Those are Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Industrial Estates, and Export Oriented Undertakings with access control.
Also, they allowed to Manufacturing plants of essential goods, Manufacturing of IT hardware, and Jute industry units with staggered shifts and social distancing. Finally, they allowed in Manufacturing units of packaging material.

Construction activities in urban areas limited. the required workers should not recruit from outside.

Shops in urban areas, for non-essential goods, not allowed in malls, markets, and market complexes. some shops permitted to remain open in urban areas, without any distinction of essential and non-essential. Those are standalone shops, neighborhood shops, and shops in residential complexes.

All industrial and construction activities in rural areas and without distinction, to the nature of goods, all shops, except in shopping malls allowed to work.

All agriculture activities allowed. such as sowing, harvesting, procurement, and marketing operations in the agricultural supply chain. Animal husbandry activities fully allowed, including inland and marine fisheries. Also, all plantation activities are allowed. Such as their processing and marketing.

All health services are to remain functional. Such as the transport of medical personnel and patients through air ambulances.

A large part of the financial sector is open. Those are banks, non-banking finance companies (NBFCs), insurance and capital market activities, and credit co-operative societies.

Will not be allowed

They are not allowed to deliver non-essential goods such as clothes through e-commerce companies.

Also Barbershops, spas, and salons would not allow to open.

Plying of cycle rickshaws and auto-rickshaws, running of taxis and cab aggregators, and plying of buses will remain prohibited in Red Zone districts for two more weeks.

Private offices can function with up to 33% strength as per requirement. And other persons can work from home. All government offices shall operate with senior officers of the level of Deputy Secretary and above at full strength. And other remaining staff can attend up to 33% as per requirement.

House-help would allow in all zones without containment zones. But since no public transport is available, they will have to reach the residence to employer for themselves. Society rules in the zones will apply for it. No domestic help will allow to containment zones.

The Orange Zone area

All activities permitted in Red Zones. Additionally, they allowed taxis and cab aggregators. Such as Uber and Ola with a driver and a single passenger only.

Individuals and vehicles allowed to Inter-district movement for permitted activities only. Four-wheelers will have a maximum of two passengers with the driver. Also, two-wheelers allow for the driver and a pillion rider.

 The Green Zone areas

all activities allowed without a limited number of activities. Also the buses allow operate with up to 50% seating capacity.
All goods allowed to transport.

Finally, The states and UTs, based on their assessment of the situation may allow only select activities from out of the permitted activities. Because of its primary objective is keeping the spread of COVID-19 in check.

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