Lockdown likely to be extended till May 30
Considerable relaxations likely in green and orange zones
- The lockdown is likely to be extended till May 30 with considerable relaxations in the green and orange zones.
- The lockdown 4.0 would be more about implementing its “spirit” than imposing restrictions.
- The current third phase of the lockdown, which was imposed first on March 24 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, ends on May 17.
- Metro rail services in cities would continue to remain suspended as most routes fall in the containment zones, which would continue to be under “curfew-like” conditions.
- The suggestions from most States have been received and they have advocated an extension of the lockdown.
- The guidelines to be followed during lockdown 4.0 would be finalised by the Prime Minister and released by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
- Buses would not be allowed in red zones, autorickshaws and cab aggregators are likely to be allowed in all zones with maximum two passengers.
- Malls would continue to remain shut, trains will continue to operate on the current model, only allowed on special routes.
- The issue of migrants walking on the road is a big issue.
- The States have been asked to utilise around ₹11,092 crore released to them under the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) for their welfare.
- The green zones are districts with either zero confirmed cases till date, or no confirmed case in the last 21 days.