Covid-19 lockdown:What are red, orange and green zones

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News:The Government of India is considering demarcating the country into three zones – red, yellow and green depending on the scale of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Facts:

  • Red Zone:It is a zone where a sizable number of cases were detected or areas which were declared hotspots.Hence,no activity will be allowed in this zone.
  • Yellow Zone:It is a zone where only a few cases have been found and there have been no increase in the number of positive cases.Here, activities like opening of limited public transport, harvesting of farm products will be allowed.
  • Green Zone:It is a zone where there were no COVID-19 cases.It will see further relaxation such as MSME industries will be allowed to function with in-house lodging facilities for employees with proper maintenance of social distance.