As reported by PTI,
Ministry of Home Affairs issued an order under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 today, to further extend the Lockdown for a further period of 2 weeks beyond May, 4, 2020.
MHA also issued new guidelines to regulate different activities in this period, based on the risk profiling of the districts of the country into Red (hotspot), Green and Orange Zones. Guidelines have permitted considerable relaxations in the districts failing in the Green and Orange Zones.
What the NDMA Order says?
Considering the fact that firm lockdown measures need to be implemented for a further period in the Country to contain the spread of COVID 19 based on classification of districts into red, orange and green zones, the economic activities can be opened up With some basic safeguards of adhering to physical distancing norms, the National Authority, in exercise of powers under Section 6(2)(i) 0f the Disaster Management Act 2005, directs the Ministries/Departments of Government of India, State/UT Governments and State/UT Authorities to continue the lockdown measures for two more weeks with effect from 4th May 2020. The Authority further directs NEC to issue modifications in the guidelines as necessary, keeping in view the need to contain the spread of COVID 19, while opening up economic activities.
To access the NDMA Order, please click the following link:
National disaster Management Authority
[Order dt. 01-05-2020]