Bangalore: The second extension of coronavirus-induced lockdown began across the country from Monday. The two-week extension was announced by the government on Friday.
Lockdown 3.0 began as the number of Covid-19 cases in the country breached the 40,000-mark.
Here is a look at the various activities that are allowed and not allowed in the three different zones – Red, Orange and Green —
Taxi/Cab aggregators: Taxis and cab aggregators will be permitted with one driver and two passengers in orange and green zones. The services will remain prohibited in red zones.
Liquor/Pan shops: The sale of liquor, paan, tobacco has been allowed in all three zones after ensuring minimum six-feet social distancing with not over 5 people at one time at the shop. However, consumption of these items won’t be allowed in public places. Stationery shops in market complexes and big market areas.
Marriage ceremony up to 50 people maintaining social distancing.
Funeral up to 20 people.
Four-wheeler/Two-wheeler: Four-wheeler vehicles will have a maximum of two passengers besides the driver in all three zones. Pillion riding will be allowed on two-wheelers in only orange and green zones.
Bus services: Buses can operate with up to 50 percent seating capacity and bus depots can operate with up to 50 percent capacity in the green zone.
Offices: In red zones, private offices can operate with up to 33 percent strength as per requirement, with the remaining people working from home. All government offices can function with senior officers of the level of Deputy Secretary and above at full strength, and up to one-third of the remaining staff.
Domestic help/Other workers: Domestic help (maids) and other local workers can work during the day in all three zones though states are expected to further clarify the rules in this regard. The other workers include technicians, plumbers, mechanics, electricians, safai karamcharis, laundry, press wallahs etc.
Note: The aforementioned guidelines have been announced by the central government. However, their implementation may vary as per interpretation by state governments.