We are given Lockdown at the time of Covid19. This is Lockdown 3.0 in view of a nationwide lockdown extension. Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued Lockdown 3.0 Guidelines as #IndiaFightsCoronavirus. Please read the whole news article about Covid-19 lockdown extended guidelines. Download Lockdown 3.0 Guidelines PDF Now

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INDUSTRY HAILS OPENING ECONOMY IN COVID LOCKDOWN 3.0

CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN EXTENDED

After 40 days of Lockdown 2.0 ending on May 3, it has been extended for another two weeks. This time the extension has been declared by MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs) and not by the PM himself. The first time 21 days of lockdown was imposed across the nation on 25 March, extended till May 3 and now the third time for 14 days up to May 17. Coronavirus Lockdown 3.0 Guidelines have been circulated by MHA to all States and Union Territories.

HOW LOCKDOWN 3.0 IS DIFFERENT?

The extended lockdown will impose restrictions depending upon the level of the Covid-19 outbreak. The emphasis will be on shifting the Red Zone into Orange and Orange to Green. Each district has been classified either as red, orange, or green zones and the classification can be revised weekly.

Also Read: INDIA ENTERS LOCKDOWN 2.0: NEW GUIDELINES FOR LOCKDOWN 2

RED ZONE: 130 hotspot districts with large numbers of Coronavirus infected cases with high growth rate and needs careful attention for urgent containment measures to shift to orange category.

ORANGE ZONE: 284 hotspot districts with no fresh case declared for the last 14 days are categorized as Orange Zone.

GREEN ZONE: 319 districts where no confirmed case for last 28 days

Read in HIndi: Lockdown 3.0 India: Lockdown 3.0 Guidelines in Hindi 

The relaxation to many industrial activities including industrial establishments in urban areas such as Special Economic Zones, industrial estates and industrial townships with access control within the red zone with restrictions, is absolutely in line with what Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) had been asking for and we especially welcome it,

CII director general Chandrajit Banerjee.

LOCKDOWN 3.0 GUIDELINES

WHAT CAN YOU DO DURING LOCKDOWN 3.0?

Several aspects have been taken care of by MHA for containment of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) simultaneously expanding economic activities.

RED ZONE IN ACTION MODE

  • MNREGA, Food Processing, brick kilns along with all industrial activities and construction in rural areas
  • All shops shall be opened except those in shopping malls
  • All agriculture activities, Animal husbandry activities, All plantation activities with the supply chain.
  • All health services
  • Banks, NBFCs, credit co-operative societies
  • Insurance, capital market
  • Anganwadi
  • Homes for children, senior citizens, destitute, women, and widows
  • Power, water, sanitation, waste management public utilities
  • Telecom, internet, courier and postal services
  • Commercial and private operations, such as print and electronic media
  • IT and ITES
  • call centers
  • cold storage and warehousing
  • private security
  • services by self-employed
  • excludes barbers
  • Manufacturing of essential goods, including
  • drugs, pharmaceuticals, medical devices
  • their raw material and intermediates
  • continuous process industry and their supply chain
  • Jute industry
  • IT hardware
  • packaging material

ACTIVITIES PERMITTED IN ORANGE ZONES

All activities permitted in Red Zones, Conditional taxis, and cab aggregators; Conditional Inter-district movement of individuals are allowed.

Barbers to operate and Saloons to open in orange and green zones: MHA

MHA

GREEN ZONES ARE FULLY OPERATION BARRING NATIONWIDE RESTRICTIONS

  1. All activities are permitted with few exceptions
  2. 50% of buses to operate with up to 50 percent seating capacity
  3. No State/ UT shall stop the movement of cargo for cross land-border trade under Treaties with neighboring countries.
  4. No separate pass of any sort is needed for such movement, which is essential for maintaining the supply chain of goods and services across the country during the lockdown period
  5. Allowed e-commerce to deliver non-essential items in orange and green zones
  6. All other activities, which are not specifically prohibited, will be permitted activities
  7. States/ UTs, based on their assessment of the situation, and with the primary objective of keeping the spread of Covid-19 in check, may allow only select activities from out of the permitted activities, with such restrictions as felt necessary

“Businesses across different sectors, be it hospitality, construction, logistics, manufacturing, and trade find themselves locked up in grave financial woes…Such a dire state of affairs demands a large fiscal stimulus…”

Assocham Secretary General Deepak Sood

WHAT’S YOU CAN NOT DO IN LOCKDOWN 3.0

Unlike earlier restriction to remain on the air, rail, metro, and inter-state bus travel, running of education of any level and other activities that pull the gatherings. Here is the Lockdown 3.0 Guidelines PDF

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  • Travel by air, rail, metro and inter-state movement by the road
  • Running of school, college, institutions, hospitality services, including hotels and restaurants
  • place of large gathering viz cinema halls, malls, gym, sports complex, social, political, cultural
  • All kind of gathering, religious place/ place of worship for public

“It is also now opportune time for the government to come up with the financial package, especially for the micro, small and medium enterprises, and for the industry on the whole,”

Sangita Reddy, president of FICCI.

RESTRICTIONS ACROSS THE NATION AT PUBLIC PLACES & WORKPLACES

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  • Nationwide restrictions shall remain imposed at public places and workplaces.
  • Face mask-wearing and following social distancing norms compulsory
  • Emphasis on use of hand sanitizers, thermal scanning at entry and exits
  • No gathering of 5 or more persons to be allowed
  • Children below 10 years, persons above 65 years, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women to stay at home
  • Make an available list of Covid-19 hospitals and Quarantine areas
  • Fixed maximum attendees in marriage to be 50 and in Funeral at max 20
  • Spitting in public places punishable by fine
  • Consumption of liquor, paan, gutka, tobacco not allowed in public places
  • Frequent sanitization of common areas and workplaces