Two weeks ago, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare put out a list of Red, Orange and Green zones in India. As per the current guidelines by the Ministry of Home Affairs issued on the 17th of May, 2020, the delineation of Red, Green and Orange Zones will be decided by the respective State and UT Governments, after taking into considerations certain parameters for containment plan for outbreak of COVID-19 shared by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW). You should check your own State’s guidelines to understand the zone you are in.
Within the Red and Orange Zones, Containment Zones and Buffer Zones will be demarcated by the District authorities of the State or UT.
In the Containment Zones, only essential activities are allowed. There will be strict perimeter control to ensure that there is no movement of people in or out of these zones, except for:
- Medical emergencies and
- Maintaining supply of essential goods and services.
In the Containment Zones, there shall be intensive contact tracing, house-to house surveillance, and other clinical interventions, as required depending on the number of COVID-19 cases.