- Lockdown extended for 2 weeks starting from 4th May
- Districts categorised in 3 zones
- Each zone will have certain restrictions
On Friday, the Ministry of Home Affairs announced another extension of Lockdown for a period of 2 weeks which will begin from 4th May 2020. However, only this time the government has given some relaxations in districts that have shown recovery from the deadly virus’s impact.
This is the second time the government has extended the lockdown, the first extension came the 14th of April when Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the country and broke the news.
In the new lockdown, relaxations are given to 3 zones categorised in Red (Hotspot), Orange and Green. Also, the containment zones will get no relaxations whatsoever.
Recently McKinsey conducted a research where it spoke to more than 600 people including senior economists and financial experts and also the policymakers from 100 firms operating in various sectors. They talked about how the economy would be impacted if lockdown is extended until mid of may
Now let us take a look at the zones and what relaxations the government is providing in them.
1). * Liquor and Pan/ Cigarette shops can be open and the allowance can be given by the state governments.
2). ** In-situ construction means where workers are available on site and no workers are needed to be brought in from the outside and also the construction of renewable energy projects
3). *** Domestic Helps could be allowed by the government and/ or the welfare associations of your locality and society