In a bid to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Centre on May 17 extended the nationwide lockdown till May 31.
India has been under lockdown since March 24 and this will be the fourth phase. However, there was considerable easing of restrictions this time.
According the new guidelines, the delineation of ‘red’, ‘orange’ and ‘green’ zones will be decided by respective states and Union Territory governments after taking into consideration the parameters shared by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The guidelines also state that night curfew between 7.00 pm and 7.00 am will continue, with the exception of essential activities.