The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued guidelines regarding permissible and prohibited activities for different zones for the fourth phase of national lockdown from May 18 to May 31.
Compared to the earlier guidelines, the scope of restrictions are much limited in the present set of guidelines.
The MHA has listed 7 categories of activities, which are prohibited throughout the country, irrespective of the zones.
Except in containment zones, all activities, which are not specifically prohibited, are allowed. However, States/UTs have been given power to impose additional restrictions as they deem fit based on the assessment of local situation.
The States/UTs have also been given the power to demarcate different zones, based on the parameters of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
In Containment Zones, only essential activities are permitted.
Activities prohibited throughout the country.
Activities permitted with restrictions (Except in containment zones)
All other activities will be permitted, except those that are specifically prohibited. However, in Containment Zones, only essential activities will be allowed, such as medical emergencies and supply of essential goods and services.
States/UTs can prohibit certain other activities based on their assessment of the situation and may prohibit certain other activities in the various zones.
Containment, Buffer, Red, Green and Orange Zones.
The delineation of Red, Green and Orange Zones will be decided by respective States/UTs, following the parameters of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The movement of individuals will remain prohibited between 7PM and 7AM, except for essential activities.
Protection of vulnerable persons
Persons above the age of 65 years, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below the age of 10 years should stay at home, except for essential and health purposes.
Use of Aarogya Setu
Employers, on best effort basis, should ensure that Aarogya Setu app is installed by all employees having compatible mobile phones.
District authorities may advise individuals to install Aarogya Setu on compatible mobile phones and regularly update their health status on the app.
Special directions to States
All states have been asked to allow inter-state and intra-state movement of medical personnel, nurses and para medical staff, sanitation personnel and ambulances without restrictions.
All states/UTs have been asked to allw inter-state movement of all types of goods/cargo, including empty trucks.
National Directives for COVID-19 Management
Additional directives for work places.
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