Enamul Hafiz Latifee compiles,
The national lockdown in India has been extended by another two weeks with effect from 04 May 2020, however, this time all the districts in the country have been divided into three zones- Red, Orange and Green, and certain exemptions have been granted in each zone, ranging from fewer exemptions in the Red zones to the most in the Green Zones. However, irrespective of the zonal categorization, certain services will not be available for the next two weeks throughout the country till Sunday, 17 May 2020, when the third phase of the lockdown ends.
Here’s the full list of such services and facilities that will not be allowed in the third phase of national lockdown starting from 04 May till 17 May.
- Air travel- All forms of air travel including International, Interstate, and Intrastate will remain suspended unless cleared by the home ministry.
- Rail services- Interstate travel on the rail network will not be allowed unless in special cases approved by the home ministry.
- Metro services- In all cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, and Lucknow will remain suspended.
- Inter-State movement by road- This includes all public and private interstate road transport services excluding those with special permission from the home ministry.
- Hospitality services- This will include hotels and restaurants across the country.
- Schools, colleges, and other educational and training and coaching institutions- This covers almost all educational institutions that have been ordered to remain shut till 17 May.
- Public places of mass gathering- Cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums, sports complexes, etc.
- Clubs, Banquets, Carnivals, Fairs- All venues for social, political, cultural, and other kinds of gatherings.
- Religious places- Temples, Mosques, Gurudwaras, Churches, Synagogues, etc.
- Movement of individuals for all non-essential activities shall remain strictly prohibited between 7 pm to 7 am and local authorities will issue orders in this respect.
- In all zones, persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below the age of 10 years, shall stay at home, except for meeting essential requirements and for health purposes.
The national lockdown 3.0 has come up in a time when the country is recovering from the wounds caused by COVID-19, as on 30 April 2020 it had been found that India’s COVID-19 Mortality Rate was at 3.20% just after Afghanistan in the SAARC region.