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What is prohibited under lockdown 3.0 in Red Zones

05.05.20 08:15 AM

1. All domestic and international air travel of passengers, except for medical services, air ambulance and for security purposes or for purposes as permitted by MHA.


2. All passenger movement by trains, except for security purposes or for purposes as permitted by MHA.


3. Inter-state buses for public transport, except as permitted by MHA.


4. Metro rail services.


5. Inter-state movement of citizens except for medical reasons or for activities permitted by MHA.


6. All schools, colleges, educational/training/coaching institutes, etc.


7. Cinema halls, malls, gymnasiums, sports complexes, entertainment parks, bars, etc.


8. Religious, political, social, sports gatherings.


9. Religious congregations are strictly prohibited.


10. Inter-district and intra-district movement of buses.


11. Cycle rickshaws and auto rickshaws.


12. Taxis and cab aggregators.


Covid Lockdown: Activities allowed in Red Zones.


1. Movement of individuals and vehicles, only for permitted activities. Four wheeler vehicles will have maximum two passengers besides the vehicle driver; for two wheelers, pillion rider is not allowed.


2. Special Economic Zones (SEZs), export-oriented units, industrial estates/townships with access control in urban areas that fall into red zones have been permitted to resume operations.


3. Construction activities in urban areas: Only in situ construction (where workers are available on site and no workers are required to be brought in from outside) and construction of renewable energy projects are permitted.


4. All construction activities are permitted in rural areas.


5. In red zones, manufacturing of IT hardware and the jute industry along with manufacturers of packaging material have been given the go-ahead to operate, provided that safety guidelines are followed.


6. In red areas, all standalone shops (both in urban and rural areas) and shops in residential complexes have been allowed to reopen for business.


7. E-commerce activities are allowed limited to essential goods.


8. Private offices in red zones will be allowed to operate with 33 per cent of their strength.


9. Government offices in red zones will be allowed to function with senior officers of the Deputy Secretary level and above at full strength, with the remaining staff attending up to 33 per cent as per requirement.


10. Even in red zones, defense and security services, health and family welfare, police, prisons, home guards, civil defense, fire and emergency services, disaster management and related services, National Informatics Centre (NIC), customs, Food Corporation of India (FCI), National Cadet Corps (NCC), Nehru Yuvak Kendra (NYK) and Municipal services have been allowed to function with no restrictions.

All industrial and construction activities in rural areas that fall in red zones have been allowed. These include MNREGA works, food-processing units and brick kilns.


11. In red zones, all agriculture and animal husbandry (including inland and marine fisheries) activities, inclusive of their supply chain, will be able to function.


12. All health services, including AYUSH, have been permitted to operate in red zones.


13. Banks, NBFCs, insurance and capital market activities along with credit co-operative societies will function in red zones.


14. Homes for children, senior citizens and widows (including Anganwadis) have been allowed to function.


15. Apart from courier/postal services, public utility offices (including internet) will remain open in red zones.


16. Print and electronic media, IT and IT-enabled services, data and call centre’s, cold storage and warehousing services, private security and facility management services, and services provided by self-employed persons.