MHA orders further extension of lockdown for two weeks from May 4

Kohima, May 01 (NE): Ministry of Home Affairs issued an order today, May 01, 2020, under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, to further extend the Lockdown for a period of two weeks from May 4, 2020.

The order was issued after a comprehensive review and in view of lockdown measures having led to significant gains in the Covid-19 situation in the country.

MHA also issued new guidelines which permitted considerable relaxation in the districts falling in the Green and Orange zone.

According to the MHA’s order on Friday, some activities will remain prohibited despite the classification of red, orange and green zone.

These include travel by air, rail, metro and inter-State movement by road; running of schools, colleges, and other educational and training/
coaching institutions; hospitality services, including hotels and
restaurants; places of large public gatherings, such as cinema halls,
malls, gymnasiums, sports complexes etc; social, political, cultural and other kinds of gatherings; and, religious places/ places of worship for public.

In all the zones, persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below the age of 10 years, shall stay at home, except for meeting essential requirements and for health purposes.

Out-Patient Departments (OPDs) and Medical clinics shall be permitted to operate in red, orange and green Zones, with social distancing norms; however, these will not be permitted within the Containment Zones.