India lockdown 4.0 | What’s allowed and what’s not?

The Centre extended the nationwide lockdown, first imposed on March 24, for the fourth time till May 31.


  •  Gives considerable flexibility to the States in deciding red, green and orange zones of COVID-19 intensity.
  • Buses, auto-rickshawscabs can operate; inter-State movement of vehicles to be decided by States mutually.
  • Metro, air and rail services remain suspended, except those allowed with special permits.
  • All shops, except those in malls and containment zones can open.
  • Barber shops and salons can open.
  • Delivery of essential and non-essential items allowed through online shopping platforms.
  • Restaurants can function, but only for take-away.
  • Wearing of masks compulsory in public places and work place.
  • Weddings cannot have more than 50 guests and funerals not more than 20
  • Cap on 33% strength in offices done away with, work from home to be encouraged; social distancing and staggered work hours to be followed in offices.


  • Religious, political gatherings prohibited.
  • Night curfew from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. for non-essential services to remain in force.
  • Vulnerable groups such as those above 65 years, pregnant women and children below 10 to remain at home.
  • Schools, colleges, malls to remain shut.


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