The government said on May 1 that it will extend its lockdown for another two weeks, but with relaxations in several areas that will potentially spring back to life economic activity.
The government will continue the strict measures it has enforced in places classified as red zones — such as New Delhi and Mumbai — and orange zones, which show no abatement in the number of people affected by the coronavirus . In green zones or low risk areas, some movement of people and economic activities will be allowed, said a statement issued by the Union home ministry.
The government was due to announce on May 3 its decision whether to extend the 40-day-old lockdown. On May 1, India registered another daily high of 1,755 infections, taking the total number of cases to 35,365 with 1,152 deaths.