Govt Extends Nationwide Lockdown for Two more Weeks

The nationwide lockdown has been extended by two weeks, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi first declared the lockdown on March 24. Check out more details here.

Updated: May 01, 2020 18:59 IST

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Monika

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Lockdown 3.0

The nationwide lockdown has been extended by two weeks, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi first declared the lockdown on March 24.

The Lockdown 3.0, however, will not be as restrictive as its previous versions. According to the MHA statement, the strictness of the extended lockdown will depend upon the level of the Covid-19 outbreak in the respective districts.

  • The Green Zones are the districts with either zero confirmed cases to date; or, no confirmed case in the last 21 days.

  • The Red Zones are classified based on the total number of active cases, doubling the rate of confirmed cases, the extent of testing, and surveillance feedback from the districts.

  • Those districts, which are neither defined as Red nor Green, are classified as Orange zones.

The MHA had earlier issued a list of current zone-wise listings of the districts across the country. This list will be updated every week.

Since India is trying to exit the lockdown in a graded manner, Lockdown 3.0 allows various activities in all zones.

Check out ANI’s tweet regarding the extended lockdown with the list of activities that will be permitted in the respective zones.