Red, Orange, Green zones
The lockdown that started on March 25 will now continue till May 17th, 2020 as the number of coronavirus cases in India continues to rise announced by home ministry. According to videos conference by Cabinet Secretary held on 30th april with Chief Secretaries and Sectretary Heath of states. They have released district wise list of red/orange/green zones.
More than 34,000 cases of coronavirus have been reported in India till now and the cases have been increasing at a rapid speed. To curb the spreading of coronavirus central govt. has asked the state govt. to categorize districts into red, orange and green zones depending on the number of coronavirus cases. In this exercise, the Aarogya Setu App would play a major role as it would help in categorizing area-specific COVID-19 cases.
What are Red, Orange and Green Zones
Red Zone for Covid 19: The areas with substantial numbers of positive coronavirus cases would come under the red zone and there will be complete restriction. Districts or cities that are contributing to more than 80% of the cases in the country or the state will be categorised under red zone. Places that show a high rate of infection with a doubling rate of lesser than 4 days will also be in this category.
For the week after 3rd May, the list of red/orange/green districts is given below:-
Orange Zone for Covid 19: Those areas that have limited number of cases in the past and with no surge in positive cases recently would be included under the orange zone. Only restricted activities such as limited public transport and farm product harvesting are expected to be allowed in the coronavirus orange zone.
Green Zone for Covid 19: All the districts that have no coronavirus positive cases will fall under the green zone. Some exemptions will be given in these sectors as per the government’s plan. Limited movement of people linked to essential services and businesses will be given exemptions. Opening of liquor shops and other essential items that play a major role in generating state revenue might get an extension in this zone.
A district will be considered under Green Zone, if there are no confirmed cases so far or there is no reported case since last 21 days in the district.
List of Coronavirus Hotspots in India:-
Delhi-> Red Zone
Uttar Pradesh-> Red/Orange/Green Zone
Bihar-> Red/Orange/Green Zone
Andhra Pradesh->Red/Orange/Green Zone
Arunachal Pradesh-> Green Zone
Chandigarh comes under red zone.
Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu-> Green Zone
Andaman & Nicobar->Red/Green Zone
Himachal Pradesh->Orange/Green Zone
Jammu & Kashmir->Red/Orange/Green Zone
Ladakh & Lakshadweep->Orange/Green Zone
Madhya Pradesh->Red/Orange/Green Zone
Tamil Nadu->Red/Orange/Green Zone
Uttarakhand-> Red/Orange/Green Zone
Tripura-> Orange/Green Zone
Kolata-> Red/Orange/Green Zone