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The Centre is likely to divide the lockdown in the country into three zones – Green, Orange and Red Zone – depending upon the number of COVID-19 positive cases each city or region has. After Nagpur reported 29 positive cases, it has been categorised as a ‘Red Zone.’
As per sources, according to the four-hour-long conference of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and state Chief Ministers, schools and colleges would remain shut, some small-scale industries and liquor shops may be allowed to function.
Below are the details of the three zones:
⇒Green Zone: It has all the cities that have no COVID-19 cases so far. They include Maharashtra’s Nandurbar, Solapur, Parbhani, Nanded, Wardha, Bhandara, Chandrapur and Gadchiroli. Agricultural activities would be allowed with strict maintenance of social distance.
⇒Orange Zone: Districts or regions that have up to 15 positive COVID-19 cases or less will fall under Orange Zone. Cities in this zone would see limited activities such as public transport and harvesting of farm products.
⇒Red Zone: Regions or districts that have high amount of positive COVID-19 cases or have been declared as hotspots. There would be no activity in the red zones. Regions in the red zone include Mumbai City, Mumbai suburban, Raigad, Thane, Sangli, Palghar, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Pune and Nashik.