There has been a nationwide lockdown in India since 24 March. The Govt. of India under Prime Minister announced a nationwide lockdown for 21 days. But the most important question is that will there be a lockdown 3.0 after 3 May? India has 28,380 confirmed corona cases and the number is increasing day by day. The number of coronavirus cases is continuously rising in the national capital. So, there is a possibility that lockdown is going to extend in India.

Lockdown

Lockdown Phases

First Lockdown

It started on March 25 and lasted for 24 days which means April 14. The lockdown was announced when the number of confirmed positive coronavirus cases in India was approximately 500.

Lockdown 2.0

On April 14, Narendra Modi announced the extension of the coronavirus lockdown till May 3. Essential services have been excluded from this. It includes doctors, nurses, sanitation workers, media persons, security personnel (police, security forces).

Is there going to be a lockdown 3.0?

Lockdown

Prime Minister said in a meeting that the “efforts of states should be directed towards converting the red zones into orange and thereafter to green zones. The efforts of states should be directed towards converting the red zones into orange and thereafter to green zones,” Modi said.

The states have been divided into three zones by the government — red zone, orange zone, and green zones. In India, 170 districts have been declared as ‘Red Zones’ also known as hotspots areas. 207 districts have been marked as non-hotspot zones.

According to the sources, made that after May 3, only red and orange zones will be in lockdown. In a recent meeting, PM Modi said that lockdown could extend beyond May 3 in hotspots or red zones. The Prime Minister also told the Chief Ministers: “There is no need to worry on the economy front, our economy is good.”

Highlights of the meeting held by Prime Minister

  • PM Modi told Chief Ministers that lockdown is the reason because of which thousands of lives have been saved within the past one and a half months.
  • PM Modi told Chief Ministers that we should give importance to the economy as well as continue the fight against COVID-19.”
  • Economic activities are likely to reopen in orange and green districts, which have far fewer cases or none.
  • Private cars are also allowed with restrictions but public conveyance will be banned which includes trains, flights, and buses, which is probably going to continue.
  • No schools and colleges will be opened.
  • Only a few Chief Ministers at the meeting said the lockdown should end, while the remaining were in favor of extending it for the sake of controlling the spread of COVID-19.

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