Covid-19 Update : Lockdown in India extended for another two weeks after May 4

Ministry of Home Affairs issued an order under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 to further extend the lockdown for a period of two weeks beyond 4 May, 2020.

The number of coronavirus cases in India climbed to 35,043 according to the ministry of health, while the number of fatalities rose to 1,147. Meanwhile, more than 3.13 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally.

MHA has also issued new guidelines to regulate different activities in this period based on risk profiling of the districts of the country into Red (hotspot), Green and Orange zones.

Moreover, the guidelines have permitted considerable relaxations to the Orange and Green zones, MHA said in a statement.

In Orange Zones, inter-district movement of individuals & vehicles will be allowed for permitted activities only. Four-wheelers will have a maximum of 2 passengers besides the driver and pillion riding will be allowed on two-wheelers, stated MHA.

Moreover, in Orange Zones, in addition to activities permitted in Red Zone, taxis and cab aggregators will be permitted with one driver and one passenger only.

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