After the strict lockdown of 21 days, there are 12,760 total cases od COVID-19 in India. Thus, the government implemented lockdown 2.0 to maintain a rigorous stop on the pandemic in India. Now, wearing a face cover and mask is compulsory in public places. In addition to this, spitting in public is a criminal offense. However, from April 20 some selective sections will reopen to facilitate jobs and wages to rural and labor force.
In order to resolve the epidemic of coronavirus in an appropriate and coordinated manner, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has categorized the districts of the nation in three zones. First is Red, then Orange and Green. The division is based on the magnitude of the outbreak in specific regions.
Read ahead about these zones-
Out of many COVID-19 affected areas, there are a few that have the highest cases across India. The government has declared Hotspot regions as the Red Zone. As these areas have a large number of coronavirus cases, these areas have central attention during the lockdown 2.0.
According to the Health Ministry, there are 170 total hotspot districts that fall under the Red Zone. Further, the zone divides into two groups. One has 123 hotspots that have a huge number of the epidemic. Whereas, the second has 47 hotspots regions with clusters. In point of fact, the government will ensure door-to-door facilities in the Red Zone.
In these areas, the virus spread and infected cases have a doubling rate in less than four days. Specifically, Mumbai (1863), Delhi (1578), Hyderabad (307), Jaipur (483), and Ahmedabad (492). These are five places with the highest number of cases of COVID-19. In the Red Zone, there will effective containment activities only if no further cases come out in the next 14 days.
The Orange Zone has a limited number of cases. Herein, there are no upward movement of the COVID-19 positive cases. Only restrictive activities, including minimal public transport and agricultural product harvesting, are anticipated to become enabled in this zone. The manufacturing of essentials (wheat, rice, and oil) would reopen to operate. However, there would be strict social distancing norms.
The Delhi Government has classified regions with 1 or 2 positive cases as the Orange Zone. Similarly, in Maharashtra, 16 regions with up to 15 cases have been identified as Orange Zone. These regions are- Latur, Gondia, Washim, Buldhana, Akola, Hingoli, Beed, Jalna, Osmanabad, Yavatmal, Amravati, Jalgaon, Satara, Sindhudur, Kolhapur, and Ratnagiri.
Any hotspot or Red Zone can turn to Orange Zone if no positive cases are found therein the past 14 days.
Any district with no new cases for the past 28 days will move to the Green Zone. In total, there are 207 non-hotspot districts that fall under the Green Zone.
Exemptions can be given in these sectors in accordance with the Government’s program. The extension can be given to the restricted movement of individuals linked to vital services and businesses. The operation of liquor stores and other important products that play a major role in generating state revenue would expand in this region.
However, here, the manufacturing of essential goods will function freely with strict social distancing norms.
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