India Covid-19 and lockdown latest news: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India issued an order under the Disaster Management Act 2005, to further extend the lockdown period for another 2 weeks beyond May 4, 2020. MHA has also issued the guidelines to regulate different activities in this period, based on risk profiling of the districts of the country into Red (hotspot), Green & Orange zones.
The criteria of identification of districts Red, Orange or Green zones has been spelt out in detail in the letter dated April 30, 2020, issued by Ministry of Health and Family Affairs (MoHFW), Government of India. The Green zones will be districts with either zero confirmed cases in the last 21 days. The classification of Red zones will be taken into account the total number of active cases, extent of testing, and surveillance feedback from each district administration.
Those districts, which are neither in Red Zone nor in Green Zone will be considered in Orange Zones. These details about each zone i.e. Red, Orange, Green has been shared by MoHFW with all the states and Union Territories (UT) and they will continue to share the further details on weekly basis or as and when they feel necessary. The states and UT are then allowed to take the feedback and decide to allow the certain services in each district city based on this information.