As India has officially crossed the 90,000 mark of positive Coronavirus cases, the centre has extended the nationwide lockdown by two more weeks i.e till May 31. 

Source: India Today

However, the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines for the fourth phase of the lockdown. These reflect significant relaxations in a few areas. 

Prohibition on all public gatherings, closure of schools, malls, restaurants, and suspension of air-transport and metros remains the same. However, the MHA has allowed sports complexes to open without any spectators. 

Source: ET

The new guidelines have also allowed movement of inter-state passenger vehicles and buses with the mutual consent and agreement of both states involved.This movement will obviously be carried out with restrictions and will be prohibited in the contaminated areas. 

Source: TOI

However, the intra-state movement of buses and vehicles will be decided by the state. We hope that the availability of public transport acts as immediate aid for the migrant labourers on the road.

Source: Live Mint

The states and Union Territories have been given the power to designate the Red, Green and Orange zones depending on the number of positive cases. In fact, district authorities have been directed to demarcate 'contaminated' and 'buffer' areas within Red and Orange zones as per the guidelines. 

Source: Business Insider

No matter the zone, every state will be following a night curfew between 7 pm and 7 am, unless there is an emergency. Movement of senior citizens, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 is unadvised. 

Source: India Today

Offices can function only if they don't fall under the contaminated zone and if the employees download the Aarogya Sethu App. 

Source: SHRM

As we write this, 90,927 positive cases of COVID have been registered with a death toll of 2,872. We hope you're staying home, keeping safe and taking all the necessary precautions.