COVID-19: What are Red, Orange and Green Zones?

On April 11, 2020, PM Modi interacted with the Chief Ministers of the states through video conferencing. During the meet, most of them favoured extending the lock down.

Highlights

As the lock down comes to an end on April 14, 2020, the GoI has been looking for ways to act then on. It has now been concluded that India will enter into “smart Lockdown”. Under the smart lock down, India is to be demarcated into red, orange and green zones.

What are the colour zones?

India is to be demarcated into colour zones based on the outbreak of the virus in the region. The red zones are regions that were declared as hotspots. Here no economic activity if to be allowed. The orange zones are regions where limited public transport is to be allowed. In these regions harvesting of farm products will also be allowed. In the green zones, along with farm activities, MSME industries will also begin to function. These industries will provide in-house lodging facilities for employees along with social distancing facilities.

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