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India extends coronavirus lockdown till May 31; opens up most commercial activities

The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a notification detailing the activities which will remain prohibited throughout the country, and also a list of additional activities allowed with the latest extension

Some of the new provisions are:-

  • Red, green and orange zone demarcations left to the States;
  • District authorities will demarcate containment zones;
  • Ban on e-commerce in non-essentials lifted in red zones too;
  • Restaurants can run home delivery;
  • Barber shop, spa, salons are allowed in red zones too;
  • All shops and markets can open except in containment zones with staggered timings. But no malls to open

NEW DELHI, May 17: The Centre on Sunday extended the lockdown clamped to check the transmission of coronavirus epidemic in the country. This is the third time the lockdown, first imposed on March 25, has been extended. The last extension was to expire on Sunday.

A new set of relaxations in restrictions and guidelines were issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs with a view to opening up more business and commercial activities to arrest the decline of the economy due to lockdown.

From now, the States are allowed to identify and demarcate the red, green and orange zones. Green are the zones where no case has been reported for three consecutive weeks and where only the national level restrictions apply.

A new list of activities prohibited throughout the country has also been issued.

The activities PROHIBITED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, as per the new notification:-

  • No air travel except medical etc
  • No Metro, rail services
  • All educational institutions to remain closed
  • Hotels, restaurants, hospitality services to remain shut with exceptions for essential facilities like police, medical etc.
  • Home delivery of food by restaurants allowed
  • Cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums and similar places to remain closed
  • Religious places will remain closed for public and no congregations allowed.
  • No political, social, entertainment, academic, cultural gatherings allowed
  • No movement of individuals between 7 pm and 7 am.
  • Sports complexes allowed to open but no spectators
  • All shops and markets can open except in containment zones with staggered timings. But no malls to open
  • Ban on e-commerce in non-essentials lifted in red zones too
  • In containment zones there will be house-to-house surveillance etc
  • Containment zones will be demarcated by district authorities
  • In containment zones no movement of people in and out of zone
  • Inter-State movement of buses, passenger vehicles allowed with mutual consent of States

THESE ARE ALLOWED (Activities except those prohibited as listed above are all now allowed, including the following):-

  • Hospitality services like hotels, restaurants for essential facilities like police, health staff
  • Canteens at bus depots, rail stations, airports will be open
  • Restaurants can run home delivery
  • Sports complexes can open but no spectators allowed
  • Inter-State movement of passenger vehicles and buses with mutual consent of States allowed
  • All goods, cargo, empty trucks allowed


  • Red, green and orange zone demarcations left to the States
  • Inter-State bus, passenger vehicles with mutual consent of States
  • Sports stadiums can open but no spectators allowed
  • Non-essential e-commerce deliveries now allowed in red zones
  • Barber shop, spa, salons are allowed in red zones too
  • Cycle rickshaw, auto rickshaw, taxi, cab aggregators allowed now in red zones too


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